The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has condemned in a strong terms how Governor Dauda Lawal Dare allegedly accused his predecessor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of theft of some electronics, including television, refrigerators and air conditioners in an interview with Vision FM radio station.
This is contained in a statement on Thursday in Gusau signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Yusuf Idris.
“It is for the records and to the knowledge of Zamfara people that since after results were declared that the new governor has won, APC members exited the Government House which was recently redesigned and beautified to the best standards comparable to presidential villa”, the statement read.
The party described the allegation made by Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare against the former governor Mohammed Matawalle as funny and baseless.
“It is funny, however, that while the governor was shamelessly making the allegations, the pictures of his formal entrance into the Government House had already been released and gone viral showing the governor near all the alleged missing items.”
“One can see the governor while swearing in his SSG and Chief of Staff sitting with the supposed stolen television by his side. Another television is seen beside him when he was entering the governor’s office”.
“Similarly, a picture he snapped after a meeting with the state Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries showed two television sets by their sides”.
“Another picture showed the governor on his official chair discussing with the new SSG with the laptop, also allegedly stolen on his side table”.
“At a meeting with emirs, both air conditioners and another television can be seen in the chamber.
“We don’t expect a leader to be misleading the people because such are indications of an unserious person trying to hide behind mischief to defend his inadequacies”.
The party emphasised that what Zamfara people now expect from the PDP government and its governor was the beginning of the fulfilment of campaign promises they made starting with the issue of addressing insecurity, unemployment, skills acquisition, women and youth empowerment as against dirty politics when elections were over.