Matawalle cautions APC governors over party crisis


By Aluta News

Mar. 11, 2022

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has cautioned All Progressives Congress (APC) governors against unguarded statements over the party’s crisis.

Matawalle said this in a statement by Mr Zailani Bappa, his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications on Friday in Gusau.

“It is not right for us to wash our dirty linens in the media, especially at this critical time of the party’s transformation as we move towards a decisive period in 2023.

“I believe that each of us has been trying his best in his way to move the interest of our great party forward.

“His Excellency, Gov. Mai Mala Buni has no doubt, contributed immensely to the promotion of the party’s fortunes and indeed all other governors who disagreed with one another.

“However, we all disagree to agree. That is the beauty of democracy. There is no point in promoting disharmony among ourselves after disagreements are settled,” he said.

Matawalle added: ”It is not wise to drag the name of His Excellency, Mr President into taking sides on issues that are ordinarily a normal political misunderstanding common to every collection of interests.

“Now, more than ever before, the party needs the strength and unity to face the challenges ahead as we move towards the critical period of elections of which the party must maintain its supremacy at all levels.”

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his fatherly role in the party’s affairs.

Matawalle applauded his colleagues for their contributions to the success of the party.

“Together as one, we shall continue to conquer and prosper,” he said.

Matawalle expressed reservation over alleged use of unprintable words by Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state against his colleagues over the party’s crisis.