Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle has stated that the north is the cause of some of the problems witnessed in the nation, and because of the norths’ mistakes, power is about to shift to another region. The governor disclosed this during an interview on DW Hausa.
He said, “I’m not the first governor to have defected into another party. But what you should understand here is that, for our people here in the north, we are the problem of our selves. That’s the reason you can see power is about to vacate from the region. This is because all those that call themselves leaders of the north are just people of deceit and oppression.
Matawalle also talked about those calling for his removal from office after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) saying, “My reason here is that, there’s a former governor of Sokoto State who vowed that if PDP failed to drag me to court, he would leave the party. They’re insisting that I must be sued but if I am sued, they have nothing against me. Didn’t they know the law and Nigeria’s constitution, and am I the first person to have defected? There’s nothing that could scare me and I remain the governor of Zamfara, whether they like it or not.”
He also clarified that his defection from PDP to APC is not because he wanted to seal his second term as the governor of Zamfara state, as some claimed.
“Let the people of Zamfara continue engaging with their own business as usual. Those who are mongering this are ignorant. They are worried about the second term, not me.
“No one is guaranteed tomorrow, even an hour per se. I am contented with what Allah has made me and as far as I am concerned, if I am done with this first term successfully, I am okay with that. I am grateful to Allah and to the people of Zamfara,” he stated.
Gov. Bello Matawalle officially defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Matawalle announced his defection to APC in Gusau on Tuesday, 29th June 2021, at a special grand rally to receive him to the party, organised by the National Caretaker Committee of the APC led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.