The immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari , says his successor , Bello Matawalle , cannot stop the state ’ s pension policy which confers on him the right to benefits .
Matawalle had recently accused Yari of paying himself N360 m from the state pension funds shortly before he left office in 2019.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday when he visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Adams Oshiomhole , Yari said his successor could not stop the policy .
He 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 . ”
The former governor said fighting insecurity required the support of all Nigerians .
“ 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.
The former governor said he was at the party’ s national secretariat to felicitate with Oshiomhole on the Supreme Court judgment validating the election of APC ’ s governorship candidate , Mr Hope Uzodinma.
Yari said it was a double standard for the PDP to hail the Supreme Court on Zamfara and criticise the justices on Imo .
“ 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.