Thursday July 29, 2021 4:00 AM

Zamfara by-election: “I will deal with you squarely if you dare me,” Matawalle warns ex-gov Yari

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has warned the ex-governor, AbdulazizYari to tell the five Governors he invite to the state ahead of Saturday’s assembly by election to stay away from the state.

The Governor gave this stern warning while inspecting property allegedly destroyed by thugs during a final campaign rally yesterday.

He said: “If ex governor Yari is a true son of his father and mother he should tell his people to stay off the Saturday’s election in the state and if he is brave enough he should face me. I will deal with him squarely,” he warned

“Yari was crying like a baby and was in IGP’s office seeking for the removal of the state commissioner of police. He got five governors, seven senators and ten federal lawmakers including the minister of police affairs to come to Zamfara and assist him win the election.

“The likes of the minister of police affairs is giving President Muhammadu Buhari a bad name and the way he succumbed to Yari’s mischief is a total embarrassment and we must register our dismay on this.

“He invited thugs that unleashed mayhem on our people killing two of them and destroying our campaign structures and many other property belonging to innocent residents of the state.

“Yari has ridiculed himself by becoming errand boy for governors and I’m warning these governors that Zamfara State is different and they should stay off our affairs and allow the constituents to elect the candidate of their choice.

“I thought he is a man enough to face me. He tried to be a trouble maker by instigating people for violence. I have never been to campaign rally myself because I want allow the electorates to choose their lawmaker. Why will he then seek for help from Abuja. He is afraid that we will expose him and make him a naked man,” Matawalle said.

Responding to the Governor’s threat, the All Progressive Congress through its zonal vice chairman in the state Alhaji Sani Gwamna Mayanch said the allegation is not true.

“They constituted their committee and it include serving and former governors and ministers. He has no moral right to stop our own. In fact, he would be the one to accommodate our guests as stated by the law because the government house belongs to the state not him as an individual,” Mayanchi said.

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