In an apparent move to fight back, the former
Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Aliyu
Gusau has picked the expression of interest and
nomination forms to contest the 2023 governorship
election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic
Gusau who was impeached in February 2022, will
be contesting against his former principal, Governor
Matawalle will be seeking re-election on the
platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oniftv also recalls that both Matawalle and
Aliyu had by providence assumed office under the
platform of the PDP but Matawalle citing security
constraints defected to the ruling APC on June 28,
The development led to a strain in their relationship
as Aliyu failed to defect with him.
Making the announcement of Gusau’s entry into the
race, the PDP wrote “The Deputy Governor of
Zamfara State, Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, has
obtained his expression of Interest and nomination
forms to contest the Gubernatorial Election in
Zamfara State in 2023”.