Alhaji Musa Danmadami, a senior member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has expressed grave concern that the party congress in the state will be canceled due to a directive from the party’s national headquarters.
The APC chieftain in Gusau, the state capital, said there was palpable tension in the state as a result of the rash decision to bar Zamfara APC supporters from carrying out their constitutional obligations.
“We can’t say for sure what the main issues are, but we believe they stem from the insecurity that is ravaging the so-called Shari’a state.
“Although it is true that the party in the state is beset by serious factions, we are all aware that there are no political friends or enemies.”
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“However, I would advise party supporters not to support any political heavyweight because they can relocate to Abuja, Kaduna, or even abroad.” He stated, “I am aware that Nigerian politicians are untrustworthy in the system.”
According to him, the party has a serious problem because the party’s constitution names Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle as its leader, but former Governor Abdulaziz Yari does not want to be subordinated to him and wants to remain the state’s party leader.
“Governor Matawalle has his own candidates, as does former Governor Abdulaziz Yari, but the sharing formular remains a sticking point between them.” And that remains the primary reason why the APC has been unable to establish itself in the state,” he said.
The state’s party, according to Alhaji Danmadami, is in disarray as a result of the power struggle in the state, with the former Governor threatening to defect to another party if the issue is not resolved.
The APC chieftain maintained that the party’s internal problems in the state may prevent them from forming government in 2023, noting that the PDP was the original owner of Zamfara State but lost power in the state when internal strife began in 1999.
“It was when the PDP lost control of the state in 1999 that former Governor Ahmed Sank Yarima implemented the political Shari’a to silence the PDP in the state,” he said.
He believes the state party will lose to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, claiming that the party has begun to have internal problems.