Here is the biography and life history of Bello Mohammed Matawalle, who is the Governor of Zamfara state, he was sworn-in on the 29th of May 2019.
The Supreme Court on Friday, 24th May, 2019 nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
This led to Bello Mohammed Matawalle becoming the governor of the state. In this post we would be giving you all you need to know about him.
Personal details and profile of Governor Bello Matawalle
- Full Name: Honourable Bello Mohammed Matawalle Maradun
- Date of Birth: 12th December 1969
- Place of Birth: Maradun, Zamfara state
- Occupation: Politician
- Position: Governor of Zamfara State
- Political Party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- Wives: Hajiya Sadiya, Hajiya Fatimatu, Hajiya Balkisu and Hajiya Fadimatu (2nd)
Bello Matawalle Biography – Early Life and Career
Bello Matawallen was born in Maradun, the headquarters of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State to the family of Alh. Muhammadu Sharu on the 12th December 1969. Studied at Thames Valley University, London, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, VTC Bunza in 1984 and Maradun Township Primary School in the year 1979.
He worked under ministry of Health Sokoto (in former Sokoto State) and worked as teacher in Government Girls College Moriki and Kwatarkoshi before joining Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja until he decided to join politics in 1998 under defunct UNCP.
He is married to Hajiya Sadiya, Hajiya Fatimatu, Hajiya Balkisu and Hajiya Fadimatu (2nd) and happily blessed with children.
Bello Matawalle Biography – Political Career
Bello Muhammad is not new in the political scene, he began his career in politics in 1998, having joined the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
He didn’t just join the party back then, but contested for National Assembly Membership and won the seat before they were dissolved.
He served as Hon. Commissioner, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Commissioner Ministry for Environment, Ministry for Rural Development and then moved to Ministry for Youth and Sport under Zamfara State Government.
In the year 2003, Bello Muhammad matawalle was elected as Member Representing Bakura/Maradun Federal Constituency under ANPP. In the House he served as chairman House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, the Position he held till 2007, Deputy Minority Whip and Ad- hoc Chairman House committee on Marine Security and Safety Commission (National Security Adviser’s office).
In the year 2007, Matawallen Maradun having re-elected as Honorable Member Representing Bakura/Maradun Federal Constituency decided on the interest of his people to decamp from ANPP to PDP which he did in the year 2009.
He emerged as the winner after April, 2011 general election to go back again on his third term as Member representing his people (Bakura Maradun) under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bello Matawalle Biography – Emergence as Zamfara Governorship Candidate
Matawalle since joining the PDP in the year 2009 remained a major stakeholder in the party.
Bello Mohammed Matawalle emerged the consensus candidate of the PDP for the 2019 Governorship election in Zamfara state after stakeholders zeroed on him as the most outstanding candidate of choice.
Matawalle, who was a three-term member of the National Assembly representing Bakura/Maradun Federal Constituency was unanimously selected to fly the PDP flag following his massive endorsement acceptance by the party’s stakeholders.
Presenting Bello Matawalle as the party’s candidate in Gusau, the Zamfara state chairman of the party, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha said the party decided to adopt Matawalle based on his pedigree as a grassroots politician, who is loved by the people.
Bello Matawalle Biography – Zamfara Governor
Bello Matawalle is currently the Governor elect of Zamfara state, and is set to be sworn-in on the 29th of May 2019, except something weird happens.
Many people are wondering how he got to this position based on the fact that he was second placed in the just concluded Governorship election in the state.
Well, here is the gist.
The Supreme Court declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State had no candidates in the 2019 general elections.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, 24th May, 2019, held that the party the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the apex court held that all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various elections.
The panel also awarded cost of N10m against APC in favour of the Kabiru Marafa faction of the APC and other respondents in the appeal.
He went on to be sworn in as Governor of the state on the 29th of May, 2019.
Bello Matawalle Biography – Traditional Titles
Below is the full list of his traditional titles.
- Matawallen Maradun
- Danmadamin Mafara
- Magayakin Zamfara
- Sarkin Kudun Bwari FCT
- Tafidan Kwali FCT
- Sardaunan Gwagwalada FCT
- Garkuwan Matasan Hausa
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