December 2, 2023



The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC notes with concern recent outburst and allegation by the EFCC that the Executive Governor of the state, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle is under investigation following Matawalle’s calls on the anti graft agency to investigate some persons in the presidency as well as members of the Buhari led cabinet.


The action of the EFCC against the governor only goes to confirm that it selects who to haunt and at what point, which the EFCC has always denied.


The commission should have started by investigating how much Zamfara as a state received in the last four years, its workers’ monthly salary, the development indices recorded under Matawalle including his efforts in addressing armed banditry, his performance in the healthcare delivery, provision of roads and other social amenities.


No doubt and little wonder that the EFCC under Abdurrashid Bawa has been trying to find reasons to embarrass the Zamfara Governor and when it could not, it tried to collect money from him, when this also failed and against the backgrounds of the calls made by the governor for the EFCC to expose the people in the outgoing Buhari government who have spoiled the good image of the president, the EFCC was quick to come against him as directed by their godfathers and sponsors.


However, Governor Matawalle was also quick to make stunning revelations against the Chairman of the commission, Abdurrashid Bawa. As Nigerians, we have the right to know the reactions of Mr. Bawa on this and call for the setting up of an investigative panel against Bawa who should also come with a defence.


We will anxiously be waiting and we are confident that even if the Buhari government does not do this for want of time, incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will do it.


With the foregoing, the APC in Zamfara remains solidly behind and appreciative of Governor Bello Matawalle.


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