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 Suspension of Zamfara District Head not political vendetta, Matawalle replies APC

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Governor Bello Matawalle has reacted to a claim by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the suspension of the District Head of Kanwa in Zurmi Emirate, Bello Kanwa, was politically motivated.

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According to a media report by DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the APC had claimed that Mr Kanwa was suspended for standing as surety for party chieftains who were standing trial on issues bordering on security.

However, a statement on Tuesday by a Special Adviser to the governor, Zailani Bappa, said it is disappointing how the APC “shamelessly likened the action to political vendetta”.

According to the governor, it was only coincidental that the traditional ruler was suspended at a period when the two chieftains of the APC were granted bail.

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“It remains a cheap and malicious insinuation to link the act to the traditional ruler’s participation in the bail of the two politicians.

“To put the records straight, the traditional ruler was accordingly suspended for reasons bordering on security matters in his domains and full investigation can only be possible by this act,” the statement noted.

The statement urged the APC to desist from its repeated manipulation of security issues to score a political goal.

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The statement also noted that, “the APC officials are not in any way significant as to attract such a weighty response from the state Government as the Party has alleged”.

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The governor, therefore, vowed that his administration would no longer fold its arms and “watch misguided individuals in the name of politics continue to dangerously mix the affairs of state and their dirty politics”.

It also called on the APC in the state to be wary of their actions as they can amount to contempt of court as the said party chieftains are still in court.

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