Zamfara Lawmaker Dumps Matawalle, Returns To PDP


Abubakar Gummi Suleiman, a federal lawmaker in Zamfara State representing Gummi-Bukuyyum Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) barely ten months after he dumped it for the rival All Progressive Congress (APC) alongside the state governor.

Suleiman Gummi was elected member of the House of Representatives under the platform of the PDP in 2019 but defected to the APC alongside Governor Bello Matawalle and other top government officials in June 2021.

The green chamber lawmaker said the party in Zamfara State has not been honest and fair to its members, necessitating his decision to return to the umbrella party.

This decision, he said, was a result of the sharing of political offices by the state governor Bello Matawalle and former governor Abdul’azeez Yari among top APC bigwigs ahead of the 2023 general elections which has affected his seat.

Suleiman Gummi announced his return and those of his supporters to the PDP at a political gathering in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

“We cannot continue to remain in APC, especially the way the party is going in Zamfara State. The party has lost focus and is not doing anything to deliver dividends of democracy to the people”, Gummi said.

“APC in Zamfara State has shared position to Governor Bello Matawalle and former Governor Abdul’azeez Yari’s anointed candidates even before the party’s primary election ahead of next year’s general election and this is not politics” Gummi stressed.

“Our move to the PDP will open a new page in Zamfara State because even as we speak, our children will not participate in this year’s WAEC due to the government’s inability to pay for their examination fees which has been the tradition here”

The Engineer turned politician promised to do more in affecting the lives of his constituents if re-elected in 2023.

“They offered me money not to contest in 2023 but I rejected it. Let them use the money and build our bridge, equipt and supply drugs to our hospitals etc”, he started.

Suleiman Gummi appealed to his supporters to remain calm and peaceful, assuring them of victory at the polls.

The PDP, according to him, will bounce back in Zamfara State.

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