Former All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Zamfara state, Dr Dauda Lawal Dare has urged Governor Bello Matawalle to start packing his bags, noting that APC will clear all positions come 2023.
Speaking in Kaduna on Sunday following the reconciliation of the ex-governor Abdulaziz Yari and Sen. Kabiru Marafa factions of APC in the state, Dauda Lawal said Zamfara state has always belong to the progressives since the days of the defunct ANPP, adding that following the reconciliation the party will reclaim all its positions.
“All of us in Zamfara have been in APC and ANPP before then, I don’t have any fear that Zamfara will come back as APC state come 2023 by God’s grace. Today is a day that we are all happy with, it is a day we have all been waiting for.
“We went through lots of challenges because of emergence of factions in the party which led us to losing all positions in the state. We felt bad because of simple disagreement, we found ourselves where we are. We thank God that through the National Chairman of APC we were all reconciled and now we have one APC in Zamfara state.”
Speaking on the next step for APC in Zamfara state, Dr Dauda Lawal said all the factional leaders should educate and enlighten their followers and stalwarts of the party noting that there should be no room for another crisis or factionalism in the party again.
“Let’s form a solid foundation we are doing this for our people and our state not for ourselves. We need to educate and enlighten our followers. We need to sit down and see how this will work out.”
Speaking on his plan for 2023, the 2019 gubernatorial aspirant said his next plan is consultation. “We have learnt our lessons from what happened in the past. Therefore if we are to do it again all of us would do it again.”