A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has warned that Governor Matawalle’s faction of the party would regret conducting a ward congress on Saturday as it planned to do.
Bungudu who belongs to former Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s faction of the APC in Zamfara spoke exclusively with newsmen, saying the Matawalle faction, knowing fully well that the case is still before the court is planning to conduct an illegal ward congress
He warned that such action if effected, amounts to a clear contempt of court, informing that his faction of the party would not participate in the congress.
He described the planned congress as a “Kangaroo Congress” affair.
He said his faction would not participate in the planned congress as a sign of respect for the subsisting court order given to all factions.
“If their memories have gone septic, they are supposed to know that the Governor and members of the state House of Assembly did not win any election in the 2019 general elections but they are there because of court intervention and they are now disregarding the same court that paved the way for them to form government in the state,” he said.
“If not by the government power Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle cannot even go to his ward in Maradun for congress because people are not happy with him over the manner he is governing the state, which the voters are waiting for him and his faction in 2023″
“Go and check your records or make extensive inquiries from the people of the state if Governor Matawalle has commissioned even a small project worth N 10,000,000 in any of the fourteen local government areas of the state and people are carefully watching his government ahead of 2023”
The former federal lawmaker said if they have no respect for the court that brought them to power, they should proceed and conduct the planned congress but definitely they would regret their action.
Recall that the national headquarters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) had earlier fixed the Zamfara State APC ward Congress for Saturday 13th November 2021 and later ordered the suspension of the congress as the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari dragged the party to the Federal High court in Gusau, the state capital.
It was, however, gathered that Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s faction is insisting on conducting the ward congress earlier fixed by the party’s national headquarters despite orders to stay action from a law court.