The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has stated he won’t tolerate a disrespectful perspective from his deputy, Mahdi Aliyu.
There has been a chilly battle between the duo since Matawalle defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While all of the senators, House of Representatives members, and state lawmakers jumped ship with Matawalle, Aliyu has remained with the PDP.
To check his reputation, Aliyu organized a rally final week however the state House of Assembly initiated plans to sanction him for holding the rally.
They stated it was not proper to try this whereas killings by bandits are nonetheless occurring in Zamfara.
This has led to speculations that the lawmakers wish to use the matter to question the deputy governor, who refused to observe them to the APC.
The House summoned Aliyu to seem earlier than it to elucidate why he held the rally with out contemplating the safety state of affairs and “in disrespect of advice by the security authorities in the state”.
In an interview with DW Hausa Service on Saturday, Matawalle stated he wouldn’t tolerate any act of disrespect from his deputy.
“I just read about the impeachment plan. I called someone for clarification who told me that they would not accept it from the deputy governor to organize rallies when people are being killed,” he stated.
“As governor of the state, I promised to work together with the deputy governor, irrespective of our political affiliations. But I won’t tolerate a disrespectful attitude from him.
“I won’t join issue with him but if he dares me, I will give him the treatment he deserves. We all agreed to halt any political rally welcoming politicians into the state since we lost some of our supporters while welcoming us.
“The deputy governor should have notified me of whatever he planned to do. Being of different political parties does not mean I am no longer his boss. Since the defection, he has stopped associating with me.”