APC, PDP trade words over stakes in Zamfara mining activities | Dailytrust

APC, PDP trade words over stakes in Zamfara mining activities

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for accusing them of sharing interests with bandits.

The APC is also said to have claimed that the father of the deputy governor owned 70 per cent stakes in Zamfara mining activities.

The state PDP Deputy Chairman, Prof Kabir Umar Jabaka, said Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle also owned about 10 mining companies in the state.

“I don’t want talk on the matter now. We have suspended it for another day. But a lot of startling revelations will be made later. Apart from this, Governor Matawalle has squandered N31bn security votes since the inception of his administration,” said Prof. Jabaka.

On Tuesday, the  ruling  APC in Zamfara State through its Publicity Secretary, Yusuf Idris Gusau had accused the father of Barrister Mahdi  Aliyu Gusau, the state Deputy Governor, General Aliyu Gusau (retd) of sharing interests with armed bandits terrorising the state.

The APC said the 11 Chinese nationals arrested by the police at one of the state’s mining sites were released on bail on request by the state’s deputy governor.

Earlier, the PDP had through its deputy chairman accused Governor Matawalle of being insensitive after he travelled to the Niger Republic.

But the governor said he was in the Niger Republic to consolidate on his earlier visit to discuss security matters with the officials of the country.

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