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Matawalle allegedly flies to Umurah, lobbies Tinubu for ministerial appointment after losing reelection

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The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle was said to have relocated to Abuja, the nation’s capital, after he suffered a great defeat in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

Telescope.ng reports that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lawal Dare trounced Matawalle and changed the odds when he emerged as the 2023 Zamfara state gubernatorial election winner.

It would be recalled that his victory was a major upset for the incumbent Governor Matawalle of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who managed to poll 311, 976 as against Dare who polled 377,726 to emerge the winner.

Lawal bagged his first degree in political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in 1987 and later bagged his master’s in political science/international relations from the same university in 1992.

Telescope.ng gathered that after losing his reelection bid, Matawalle has resorted to lobbying for a ministerial appointment – the only option left for him to be politically relevant in the next administration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

A credible source said that the governor is lobbying to become FCT minister in Tinubu cabinet, saying that he would soon join the former Lagos governor in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where he is billed to perform Umurah during the last 10 days of the 1444H Ramadan.

The source said: “Since he lost his re-election, he has relocated to Abuja to lobby for FCT minister. His people back at home said that he lost to PDP because he didn’t take his election seriously.  He’s due to go to Umrah tonight to meet Tinubu to intensify the lobbying.”

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