Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamafara State has been warned not to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), otherwise, he would lose his seat as Governor of the state going by the Supreme Court verdict that brought him to office in 2019.
The warning was issued by a former Governor of the state, and member of the APC, Abdulahi Yari at the secretariat of the APC, during the distribution of N1.3billon assorted grains he purchased for the party’s supporters as a Ramadan gift in Gusau on Sunday.
The former Governor, who was represented by Senator Kabiru Marafa, said nobody had informed them either in writing or verbally that Matawalle was defecting to the APC.
According to him, the Supreme Court nullified the election of the APC candidates in 2019 and declared the PDP candidates as winners who would remain in power till 2023.
“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,” he maintained.
He further said that the Governor 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 Osun Defender reported that Matawalle was on the verge of dumping the PDP after some APC Governors visited him.
The Governor however, participated at the PDP Governors’ meeting in Makurdi last Friday despite the rumours of his defection.