Former governor of Zamfara State, AbulAziz Yari, has told the incumbent governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, to note that he would lose his seat if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), going by the Supreme Court’s judgement that brought him to power in 2019.
Yari, who was represented by Senator Kabiru Marafa, stated this at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gusau on Sunday, during the distribution of N1.3 billion assorted grains he purchased for APC supporters as Ramadan gift.
He said nobody had informed them either verbally or in writing that Matawalle was defecting to the APC.
The former governor, however, said.that the apex court nullified the election of the APC candidates in 2019 and announced the PDP candidates who would remain in power till 2023, as winners.
“As such, until after that period, any PDP elected officer who defects to another party must also vacate his seat going by the court’s judgment,” he said.
According to Yari, Matawalle was being misled by some people to join the APC “forgetting the circumstances that have made him to become the governor of the state.”