Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Alleged Matawalle’s palliatives to bandits: APC threatens to sue Zamfara PDP

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The North West zone of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, in Zamfara State, demanding proof to assist allegations that the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, offered palliatives to bandits.
Failure to offer proof, APC warned, will end in authorized motion in opposition to the accusers.

Talking at a press convention in Kaduna on Sunday, the APC North West Zonal Publicity Secretary, Musa Mada, acknowledged the significance of constructive criticism in politics however cautioned in opposition to slanderous assaults that undermine freedom of speech.

Mada accused the PDP-led authorities in Zamfara of persistently participating in character assassination in opposition to Matawalle, the instant previous governor of the state.

APC asserted that the intense allegations in opposition to Matawalle can’t be ignored, asserting that these behind the “pretend information” should both substantiate their claims or problem a public apology to the minister.
“It has come to our discover that some unscrupulous components on this geopolitical zone, notably Zamfara State, made it their every day behavior of utilizing devices of mainstream and the brand new media to tarnish the picture of our social gathering leaders.
“With out mincing phrases, we as a celebration strongly suspect this slanderous propaganda to have been sponsored by people very a lot associated to the PDP authorities in Zamfara State.
“In truth, we’ve specific suspects as we talked about one among the many relaxation and we’re assured that we’ll pay money for all the mandatory proof that we’ll use in opposition to them within the court docket of regulation as an investigation into the matter is already ongoing.
“If no motion is taken from the facet of the sponsors of this pretend information on expiration of the ultimatum, on 14th April 2024, authorized motion might be instituted in opposition to them,” a part of the assertion reads.

APC condemned the behavior of tarnishing the picture of its leaders by way of unfounded allegations, emphasising that such actions undermine the integrity of the social gathering and its members.

The assertion additional reads: “As a celebration, we concede that slandering any of our members with ulterior motives is pretty much as good as attacking the structural basis of our nice social gathering, which is insupportable, not to mention defaming the character and questioning the integrity of our leaders who earned their repute by way of selfless service to the better good of all the nation.

“Whereas we welcome constructive criticism from the opposition that doesn’t violate the provisions of freedom of speech, we is not going to condone any type of vituperation that overstepped boundaries of provisions of the legal guidelines of the land.

“This grave allegation can by no means be missed, subsequently, sponsors should both present proof of the alleged foodstuff distribution or tender apology to the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Muhammad Matawalle within the pages of not less than two nationwide dailies inside two weeks from now.”

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