Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari, has warned the current Governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, against defecting to the ruling party of the All Progressives Progress (APC), adding that the governor should be ready to lose his seat if he does.
Yari, who was represented by Senator Kabiru Marafa, gave the warning at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Gusau on Sunday, during the distribution of N1.3bn assorted grains he purchased for the APC supporters as Ramadan gift.
He noted that going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought Matawalle to power in 2019, he must vacate his seat if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party.
“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 stated.
Yari further stated that 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.”
He added that nobody had informed them either verbally or in writing that Matawalle was defecting to the APC.