Monday, September 25, 2023

I’m tired of being Zamfara governor, Matawalle says after defeat

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has said he was weary of being governor of the state due to the incessant killings and kidnappings by terrorists.

Mr Matawalle stated this during an interview with DW Hausa on Tuesday, while reacting to his defeat at the polls.

Recalled that Matawalle, who sought reelection under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, lost to the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Dauda Lawal.

But while reacting to his defeat, Mr Matawalle said he felt fulfilled to have served the state for four years.

“The election has been concluded, and everyone saw what happened in Zamfara, but as a Muslim, I can only give gratitude to God for the outcome.

“When God gave me the power, a lot of people never thought I would become the governor of the state, and God gave it to me.

“And if he chooses to take it back, I can’t question him. God has destined that I will serve one term, and I am fulfilled with that.

“I’m not bothered at all about losing the election. If you recall, some time last year, I lamented to you about the security situation in Zamfara State and told you I was weary of being the governor. As a leader, it’s not good to see your people being killed or kidnapped on a daily basis.

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