Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has officially received his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership card at his polling unit of Maradun South 001 yesterday.
The governor, who flagged off the registration exercise was registered by Alhaji Ibrahim Kabir Masari who is the Chairman Zamfara State Registration/Revalidation Committee sent by the National Secretariat of the APC, Abuja to conduct the registration exercise in the state.
Governor Matawalle received his APC membership card in the presence of two former governors of the state, Senator Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura and Alhaji Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi as well as two former Deputy Governors, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and Muktar Ahmad Anka.
The exercise is scheduled to take place in all the 147 wards across the 14 local government areas of the state with the sole objective of registering new members who recently joined the party along with governor Matawalle.
After receiving his membership card, Governor Matawalle said the registration and revalidation exercise in the state was aimed at giving equal opportunity to all party members at all levels as prescribed in the party’s constitution.
Matawalle also praised the leadership qualities of the party under President Muhammadu Buhari for creating enabling environment for the people of the state to register.
He assured of uniting all the party members into one family that will speak with one strong and respected voice to be heard all over the country.
The governor further assured of fairness, justice and an enabling environment for politicking in the party and promised to uphold and allow people to select leaders of their choice.
He, however, noted that all these cannot happen without being a registered member of the party as provided by the constitution.
The chairman of the state Caretaker Committee, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha called on all members in the state to come out en masse and register to become full members of the party.
He described party membership as the most important tool for standing any election in the country.
Senator Nasiha also commended Governor Matawalle for uniting party members in the state and ensuring that they work as a family at all levels.
Presenting the membership card to the governor, Chairman of the Registration and Revalidation Exercise Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Kabir Masari said they were sent to the state by the APC National leadership to register new members as well as revalidate the registration of those with the membership card with a view of making the party more formidable and accommodating to all interests.
He assured that his Committee will carry out the exercise as required by the party constitution for the purpose of having a united political party in Zamfara State.
He further said the members of the committee were people of proven integrity whose sole objective is to register all eligible party members for the purpose of co-operation, unity and development of the party and its supporters.
Ibrahim Kabir Masari also assured to carry out the registration exercise diligently and with utmost urgency so that Zamfara State delegates will fully participate in the forthcoming APC National convention.