Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara is set to end months of speculations and formally defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that the Zamfara governor who has been battling insecurity in his state is set to defect on Tuesday, June 29, 2021
If his defection is officially made, then he will be toping the ranks of governors who recently defected to the ruling APC, in the likes of Governor David Umahi and Governor Ben Ayade.
Matawalle’s aides had on many occasions denied the rumoured plans to defect. But after Tuesday 29, 2021, all doubts will be cleared.
Information reaching newsmen confirmed that the national APC, state officers and other ruling party bigwigs have concluded arrangements to receive him in Gusau, the Zamafara State capital.
National spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, told news correspondents that the headquarters of the party was not aware of Matawalle’s plans to defect as he had not officially notified them.
“He has not written to us. In a normal setting, if you are a member of our party and you want to leave, you should write. The governor of Zamfara State has not officially written to notify us that he will leave the party”.
“On account of that, we cannot say we are aware of his plans,” Ologbondiyan said.
When contacted, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Zailani Bappa, said he only read the rumour of his principal’s planned defection on the social media
Officially, I’ve not been informed so I can’t confirm if it’s true or not,” he said.
But from all indications and body language of the governor and the APC, both state and national working committee, it is quite obvious that there is an atom of truth in the said rumour of the governor’s defection plans.