“We hope it’ll be beneficial” – Yari speaks on Matawalle joining APC

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Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari says All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state are hoping that Governor Bello Matawalle’s defection will be beneficial to the party.

Recall that presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, all but confirmed the governor’s move from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC in a recent Facebook post.

On Monday,  Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara confirmed the defection, explaining that the governor was set to be received by 18 APC governors.

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Reacting to the defection, Yari said, “We hope Matawalle’s coming into APC will be of benefit as well as add value to the party in the state.

“We will not take any position without our people’s consent, and that is why we invited all the stakeholders to take a stand. We will not decide on anything that will not be of benefit to the party as well as the state.

“We agreed that the governor is coming with authority while we have the population in the state. So, we hope and pray that his coming to our party will be beneficial and will add value to the party in the state. So, we welcome Matawalle to the APC.

“As a party, we need as many people as possible to make us bigger. We called the meeting to inform our people of our decision to accept the governor in our party.

“I kicked against his joining the party initially because of the nature and way the information reached us. Some of our people were also against his joining our party because they believe it would affect the oneness.

“We are welcoming him because it shows that we are doing the right thing and APC is well built in Zamfara State. We hope it would come with a success for the party in future elections.”

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