APC Faults Call for Mattawale’s Resignation

The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faulted calls by the Peoples Democratic Party, seeking the resignation of Governor Bello Mattawale. 

This was contained in a statement by the APC publicity secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Idris, who stated that Matawalle would not resign.

The PDP had called on governor Mattawale to resign after he defected to APC. The party also accused the governor of his inability to tackle the prevailing security challenges in the state.

Meanwhile, Idris noted that the recent interview by the state PDP secretary, Faruku Ahmed, which was published in The PUNCH and called for the resignation of the governor, was only ‘’an empty threat.’’

Idris maintained that Matawalle would not resign, stressing that  “his ascension to power is ordained by God”.

According to the statement, the party noted its main opposition; the PDP has started feeling the heat of defeat in the coming race.

“Looking at his submissions, Faruku raised some issues that confirmed his confused mind and that of his sponsors,’’ Idris said.

He disagreed with the PDP secretary, who said in terms of security, the state was better under former Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s administration. 

 According to him, “Is Faruku telling us that Governor Matawalle was in office when 250 persons were massively killed in one day at Yargaladima Village? What about those killed at Kizara, Birane, Dangulbi; those killed in tens and hundreds, daily kidnappings, cattle rustlings, rapes, the discretion of the Holy Qur’an, and the burning of several villages?’’ he asked.

He added that the call for Matawalle’s resignation was a sign that the PDP was accepting defeat in the coming general elections.

“The achievements of the governor are very clear, even though he is not in full completerol of the security agencies.

“But his administration has been giving support to them in restoring peace and stability in the state,” Idris said

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