As the 2023 election draws nearer, all existing structures of the Zamfara State Chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have reportedly collapsed to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naturenex reports that this claim was made by the NNPP’s outgone Organising Secretary in the state, Babangida Haruna Damba when he led the state Executives of the party on behalf of its Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Anka and the 10 local government party chairmen who decamped along with their supporters to the APC at the Government House recently.
Declaring their resolve, Damba said they decided to collapse the NNPP to join Governor Bello Matawalle and his party, APC, because the NNPP lacks internal democracy and focus which are strong indicators that the party will lose all contestable positions at the state and national levels in the coming 2023 general elections.
He added that NNPP had been dead at its formative stage in the state as it was engulfed by protracted crises steered by an individual who is ‘unpopular’.
Furthermore, Damba explained that the NNPP presidential flag-bearer, Rabiu Kwankwaso is only in the race as a spoiler who is ready to bury the party at the end of the elections.
While welcoming the decampees to the Government House, Governor Matawalle assured the new entrants of equal treatment.
The State Executive of the NNPP who decamped to APC includes the state Chairman Alh Anka; Damba; State Treasurer, Alhaji Hamza Yahaya; State Welfare, Ibrahim Muhammad; State Woman Leader, Hajiya Zuwaira Muhammad; Assistant Organising Secretary, Nura Garba; Assistant Publicity Secretary, Anas Dalibi; Deputy Woman leader, Jamila Adamu Bakural; State Zonal Vice-chairman, Bashir Dokau; State Ex-officio 1, Alhaji Abubakar Madina; and Leader of Person with Disability, Ibrahim Hayatu.