FATIMA Abdullahi Ahamed
Over 500 members of the Sambo Dan-Ashafa family which is former Senator Kabiru Marafa’s lineage in Zamfara State has joined Governor Bello Muhammad in a Political twist.
Leader of the family lineage, Senator Kabiru Marafa’s Uncle. Muhammad Tukur Marafa said that they fully support the Matawalle political band-wagon in the state which they described as genuine, progressive and all encompassing.
Mallam Muhammad Tukur Marafa led the kith and kins including two immediate younger brothers of the former senator, Sanusi and Bilyaminu Sambo Marafa to the APC Secretariat where they were overwhelmingly received amidst cheers and songs at the party’s office in an event which forced traffic along the Sokoto bye-pass road to be diverted while the ceremony which took over the road lasted.
Both Marafa’s uncle and his two brothers while speaking at the event said they were at the State APC Secretariat to declare their total support to the APC leader and governor Bello Matawalle whose stewardship as governor is bringing the state to the front burner in terms of modernization, improved way of life for the youth and women.
They pointed out that improved healthcare delivery service with special note on the PHCs built and equipped in each of the 147 wards of the state, contruction of new roads and the rehabilitation of existing ones by Matawalle administration’s is an effort in decimating armed banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other henious crimes.
They stressed that the unconditionally rescuing of kidnap victims, getting them medically checked, dressing them with new wears before reuniting them with their loved ones without any form of hidden or open political affiliation.
They explained that as members of the family which is the custodian of the Usumanu Danfodio family where Matawalle hails, they felt embarassed not to be with the governor in his trying times as leader and lumped the development on Kabiru Marafa, their political head who refused to see reason in helping Matawalle to succeed because he wanted everything for himself even when Allah says this is Matawalle’s time.
They informed the gathering that Marafa’s failure to take their advises, his arrogance, envy, hatred and decision to join forces with enemies of progress in the state compelled them to abandon him completely politically and fully declare allegiance to the governor’s leadership.
As good Muslims they said, they have accepted, embraced and will give their all to the success of the governor, now and always as they are being rightly guided by the teachings of the holy Prophet.
They also urged people of the state to continue to appreciate Allah for bringing Matawalle as governor and not to relent in praying for his success.
Receiving the Marafas, state APC Chairman, Tukur Umar Danfulani who said words alone cannot express his excitement, promised to carry them along in all the party’s decision and programmes.
Danfulani particularly congratulated them for the bold step and realizing that God’s choice cannot be fought against.
He assured that the APC in Zamfara will continue to be one family with one voice under him as chairman and governor Matawalle as leader.