From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has denied having hand in the recent arrests of members of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC who happened to be loyalists to ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to Governor Matawalle, Malam Zailani Baffa, said” it has come to the notice of Governor Matawalle that some mischievous persons were attributing the arrest of offenders to his person, or his office, or both.”
According to Zailani Baffa, “the Governor wishes to draw the attention of all and sundry to the formidable fact that, he has no hands in the arrest of any offender be it politician or non partisan in that aspect within and outside the state.”
He however, warns that, “Anyone who finds himself in collusion course with the law should courageously face his travails with the law of the land and desist from blame game on the office of the Governor.
“The Police and, indeed, all other Security operatives are not my property, nor are they working for my personal interest but for the wellbeing of Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole. “
He further lamented that, after the attainment of peace in the state, some enemies of the State and Nigeria have indulged themselves in making inflammatory statements and sometimes actions aimed at reversing the hands of the clock.
“Those arrested and taken to court have willingly broken the law and are apprehended by the law, not by Governor Matawalle. They should be courageous enough to own up their mischief and defend themselves before the law,” the Governor said.