Governor Matawalle vows to deal with his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Matawalle vows to deal with his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari

- Recent comments by Governor Matawalle of Zamfara has heightened the political tension in the state

- Matawalle believes his predecessor Abdulaziz Yari, is trying to cause trouble in the state

- APC, however, dismissed the claims of the governor as mere allegations

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara has vowed to deal with his predecessor, ex-governor Abdulaziz Yari, if the latter does anything to disrupt the assembly by-election in the state.

According to Daily Trust, Bello who accused Yari of inviting some governors and senators to the state over the election told the former governor to tell his invitees to stay away from the state.

Governor Matawalle vows do deal with his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari
There appears to be no love lost between Matawalle and his predecessor, Yari. @GMatawalle, Guardian
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The former said failure to heed his warning will be met with consequences.

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.”

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Bello said the politicians invited by Yari should realize that Zamfara state does not welcome outsiders interfering in their electoral matters.

The Sun reported that he accused the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi and Yari of sponsoring the attack on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Bakura local government area of the state.

However, the All Progressive Congress (APC) through its zonal vice chairman in the state, Sani Gwamna Mayanchi has said the allegations of the governor are untrue.

He pointed out that those invited to the state were members of the party’s election committee.

Mayanchi noted that the APC also had a similar committee comprising of both former and serving governors.

Meanwhile, the police in Zamfara state has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara local government areas after two persons were killed and several others injured following clashes between rival political thugs.

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According to a report by Daily Trust, the thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid further breakdown of law and order.

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