“I will not be a part of difficulty with him but when he dares me, I’ll give him the remedy he deserves,” the Zamfara governor says.
The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Saturday stated he won’t tolerate a disrespectful angle from his deputy, Mahdi Aliyu.
Mr Matawalle is indignant over a current political rally that the deputy governor held to reaffirm his loyalty to the opposition Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).
They each got here into authorities as candidates of PDP however Mr Matawalle and just about all the opposite elected officers within the state, final month, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
PREMIUM TIMES reported earlier that the state Home of Meeting initiated plans to sanction Mr Aliyu for holding the rally whereas killings by bandits are nonetheless happening in Zamfara.
This has led to speculations that the lawmakers wish to use the matter to question Mr Aliyu, who refused to observe them to the APC.
The Home has summoned Mr Aliyu to look earlier than it to clarify why he held the rally with out contemplating the safety scenario and “in disrespect of recommendation by the safety authorities within the state”.
Mr Matawalle additionally reprimanded the deputy governor when he commented on the summon in an interview with DW Hausa Service on Saturday.
“I simply learn concerning the impeachment plan and known as somebody for clarification who advised me that they’d not settle for it from the deputy governor to be organising rallies when persons are being killed,” he stated.
“As governor of the state, I promised to work along with the deputy governor no matter our political affiliations. However I will not tolerate a disrespectful angle from him.
“I will not be a part of difficulty with him but when he dares me, I’ll give him the remedy he deserves,” the governor stated.
“All of us agreed to halt any political rally welcoming politicians into the state since we misplaced a few of our supporters whereas welcoming us.
“The deputy governor ought to have notified me of no matter he deliberate to do. Being of various political events doesn’t imply I’m now not his boss. For the reason that defection, he has stopped associating with me.
“I’m the chief safety officer of the state. I will not tolerate any particular person attempting to breach the safety of the state,” the governor stated.
The deputy governor has not responded to the governor’s feedback.
His identified telephone numbers didn’t join Saturday morning.