Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has warned his successor, Bello Matawalle against dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Yari warned that Matawalle would lose his position as the State Governor going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him to office in 2019.
The former Governor made this known at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gusau, during the distribution of N1.3billon assorted grains to party’s supporters as a Ramadan gift.
Yari was represented at the event by Senator Kabiru Marafa where he noted nobody had informed them either in writing or verbally that Matawalle was defecting to the APC.
He, however, said that the Governor must remain in PDP till 2023 when another election will be conducted following the apex court’s decision that nullified the election of the APC candidates in 2019 and declared the PDP candidates as winners.
“As such, until after that period, any PDP elected officer who defects to another party must also vacate his seat going by the court’s judgment,” Yari said.
According to Yari, Matawalle was being misled by some people to join the APC, “forgetting the circumstances that have made him become the governor of the state.”
Recall that reports had emerged that Matawalle had concluded plans to dump the PDP after some APC Governors visited him.