The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, says he has not taken a decision or fixed a date for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Newsmen had, on Tuesday, quoting a source close to the governor, reported plans by the governor to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on June 12 as part of the ceremony to mark this year’s Democracy Day.


Matawalle became governor in 2019 after the Supreme Court voided the elections of all APC candidates in the state in the general elections over the failure of the party to conduct valid primaries.


The Governor has since been speculated to be desirous of defecting to the APC.


However, reacting to our report, Matawalle said he had not taken a decision on the matter.


Asked if he was consulting over the matter as had been reported on several occasions, Matawalle said as a political leader, he was always engaged in consultations with the people and leaders in the state on political issues.


The Governor also denied that the sack of his cabinet was connected to his defection plans.


According to the governor, “I dissolved the cabinet because after two years, it is time to reinvigorate my government for the second half of my tenure.”


Matawalle said he considered the time appropriate for bringing people with new ideas and energy to the government, stressing that the dissolution of the cabinet was based on that consideration.

298 thoughts on “Zamfara Governor Speaks About Joining APC On June 12”
  1. APC take it easy, all this people joining the ruling party, don’t forget, PDP will still hold power, you people will still run back to PDP

  2. What is the need of changing party while bad governce never change; we are no longer interested in the political prostitute any longer.

  3. The President has been under fire for a tweet made on his official account on Tuesday night. He tweeted; “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,”.

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