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Matawalle Can’t Stop My Pension — Yari

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Daniel Ojukwu

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari has said that the current State governor, Bello Matawalle cannot stop the issuance of his pension benefits.

Yari made the assertion in Abuja on Friday.

The former governor had visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and addressed newsmen after.

Matawalle earlier accused Yari of paying himself N360m in 2019 before leaving office.

Yari said, “About the pension policy, government cannot change this policy for now but I promised I won’t say anything for now.

“I don’t want to comment on what is happening in Zamfara State but a time will come when everything will be put on the table. For now, we will allow him (the governor) so that he will not say we are distracting him from governance.”

He also commented on the security situation of the State.

“As a one-time Chief Security Officer of the state, I know what the issue of security entails. I know the predicament of the security and that of State when it comes to the issue of security.

“So, I don’t know whether to continue to change security chiefs will be the solution or getting the right equipment for them or facilities to deal with situation, ” he said.

On why he was at the APC National Secretariat, he said he intended to felicitate with the Party Chairman on the verdict that saw Hope Uzodinma replace PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor.

“We have come to visit the party’s National Chairman on the issue of Supreme Court after the judgment and also intimidation by the opposition PDP who are making noise about the issue.”

“If the PDP makes noise on issue of Imo what about Zamfara, what are we going to say, did we make any protest? We did not come out to the streets to protest after Nigerians said the judgment of Zamfara was a miscarriage of justice,”he said.

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