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The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle has reminded his deputy that irrespective of their political difference, he (Matawalle) remains his boss.
Earlier in the week, there were rumours of impeachment plans against the deputy governor, Mhadi Aliyu Gusau, by the state’s House of Assembly for organising a rally without concern for the case of insecurity in the state, knowing that some residents were recently killed by bandits.
There were also indications that the deputy governor will also be queried for ‘disrespecting’ the police commissioner in a WhatsApp Chat.
According to some reports, the invitation by the Assembly is a plot to impeach the deputy governor who has refused to dump the PDP for APC like his boss, Matawalle did.
The deputy governor however denied receiving any notification of invite from the Assembly.
In an interview with DW Hausa Service on Saturday, Matawalle said he would not tolerate any act of disrespect from his deputy.
“I just read about the impeachment plan and called someone for clarification who told me that they would not accept it from the deputy governor to be organising rallies when people are being killed,” he said.
“As governor of the state, I promised to work together with the deputy governor, irrespective of our political affiliations. But I won’t tolerate disrespectful attitude from him.
“I won’t join issue with him but if he dares me, I will give him the treatment he deserves,” the governor said.
“We all agreed to halt any political rally welcoming politicians into the state since we lost some of our supporters while welcoming us.
“The deputy governor should have notified me of whatever he planned to do. Being of different political parties does not mean I am no longer his boss. Since the defection, he has stopped associating with me.”