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Zamfara warns politicians against hasty accusations against Gov. Matawalle

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Zamfara warns politicians against hasty accusations against Gov. Matawalle

The Zamfara Government has warned politicians and organisations against hasty accusations against Gov. Bello Matawalle.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Mr Zailani Bappa, gave the warning in a statement in Gusau on Wednesday.

“We have noticed an increasing trend of reckless accusations against the person of Governor Bello Matawalle from disgruntled quarters across the state.’’

He said such accusations came from “disadvantaged politicians seeking for relevance and some so-called professional organisations seeking for recognition by all means.

Bappa said those politicians and organisations had cash in on the open-door policy of the governor to bring his name to disrepute.

“It must be stated here that democracy and freedom of speech are sacrosanct but in no way a ticket to abuse the institution of authority with slander and libel.’’

Bappa said that anybody or organisation with complaints against any misdeed must follow due process in seeking redress.

According to him, they should do this by reporting any matter to the security operatives and approaching the court for redress based on the outcome of the investigation.

He warned that henceforth, no person or group should publicly accuse the state governor or his administration with “baseless innuendos’’.

“We hereby draw the attention of all persons and organisations to be cautious as the law will take its course on any further slander or libel against the governor.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Tuesday, an online medium had accused the governor of sponsoring thugs to attack its office in Gusau. (NAN)

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