Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State, has said the north is its own problem, Matawalle responded to those who called for his removal following his defection in an interview he granted to DW Hausa in Gusau, the state capital.
Moreover, the governor rejected insinuations that he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress in order to seal his second term deal.
Let the people of Zamfara go about their business as usual. The people who are spreading misinformation are ignorant. They are concerned about the second term, not me.”
Nobody can guarantee tomorrow, or even an hour per se. I am content with what Allah has made me. If I complete this first term successfully, that will be enough for me. “I am grateful to Allah and to the people of Zamfara.”
Matawalle said he is not the first governor to defect to another party in response to the PDP’s move to make him lose his seat. However, what you should understand here is that, for our people here in the north, we are our own problems. This is why you can see power is about to leave the area. This is because all those who call themselves leaders of the north are people of deceit and oppression.
There is a former governor of Sokoto State who vowed that if PDP failed to take me to court, he would leave the party. They are insisting that I be sued.
If I am sued, they have nothing against me. Didn’t they know the law and the constitution of Nigeria. Am I the only one who defected? There is nothing that can scare me. I will remain as governor of Zamfara, regardless of what they think.”