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General News of Monday, 19 July 2021


Northern leaders filled with deceit, oppression – Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has raised concerns over the conduct of some leaders in the region.

Matawalle in an interview on DW Hausa said northern leaders are the cause of some of the problems in the region. He made the comments in reaction to calls for his removal over his defection.

He also dismissed the notion that he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress due to his political ambition in 2023.

The Governor noted that he will be okay after he is done with his first term successfully.

“Those who are calling for my removal are ignorant, they are just worried about the second term, not me.

“As far as I am concerned, if I am done with this first term successfully, I am okay with that.

“I’m not the first governor to have defected into another party. For our people here in the north, we are the problem of ourselves.

“As you can see, power is about to vacate from the region because all those that call themselves leaders of the north are just people of deceit and oppression.

“A former governor of Sokoto State even vowed that if PDP failed to drag me to court, he would leave the party. They are also insisting that I must be sued.

“But if I am sued, they have nothing against me. I will remain the governor of Zamfara, whether they like it or not,” he said.

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