The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, is claimed to be sad on the outbursts of the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, in opposition to the Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Abdulrasheed Bawa, THE WHISTLER has learnt.
Matawalle has continued a sequence of offensives in opposition to Bawa, culminating in a Might 19 bombshell that the latter was investigating him as a result of he refused to accede to a request of $2m bribe.
The outgoing Zamfara State governor had made the revelation throughout an interview with the BBC Hausa the place he mentioned Bawa was corrupt and couldn’t be trusted with the combat in opposition to corruption.
Throughout the interview, Matawalle didn’t cover his anger at Bawa for investigating governors and allegedly sparing ministers and different members of the Federal Govt Council.
“It’s not simply to all the time blame governors. It’s not solely governors who’ve treasury, the federal authorities additionally has. What does the EFCC boss do to them? As he’s claiming he has proof on governors, let him present the world proof of these on the federal stage,” he had informed the BBC.
However Tinubu, who returned to the nation on Saturday from France, and located himself within the storm created by Matawalle, has reportedly chided the outgoing governor and described his outbursts in opposition to Bawa as “unwarranted and unhelpful,” saying the event was “a humiliation” to the ruling All Progressive Congress.
A dependable supply near the President-elect, whereas placing the matter in perspective, revealed that Matawalle appeared to have gone on the offensive in opposition to Bawa out of frustration that he misplaced his bid for re-election, and he sees President Muhammadu Buhari and Bawa has accountable for his defeat on the polls.
Statements from Matawalle since after the governorship elections seem to substantiate his alleged frustration. After conceding defeat and asking for the forgiveness of these he could have harm, he later started guilty the Federal Authorities’s Naira Redesign coverage and the Nigerian Navy for allegedly invading the state on election day.
The outgoing governor looked like a politician that’s unable to deal with defeat, forcing The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Financial Rights (CALSER) to challenge an announcement in March describing him as “a free canon” attributable to what it referred to as “bizzare statements “ on the election coming from the governor.
CALSER additionally accused the governor of making an attempt to ingratiate himself with the President-elect by saying issues he thought he would love.
Our supply mentioned whereas Tinubu had misgivings in regards to the Naira redesign and the way it could have an effect on voter turnout within the February 25 presidential election, the President-elect is just not holding anybody accountable and “would examine the transient which can be handed to him” earlier than taking any motion.
Though the EFCC chairman had responded to Matawalle and challenged him to petition applicable authorities if he had any proof in opposition to him, Tinubu is claimed to be fuming about how Matawalle allowed himself to fly off the deal with.
The president-elect, whose inauguration as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is due in 8 days, is claimed to have made his emotions recognized to Matalle.
A supply near the previous Lagos State governor informed THE WHISTLER that he was “shocked” on the allegations in opposition to Bawa who he feels as been doing an amazing job on the anti-graft fee.
“Asiwaju was very sad with Matawalle and has informed him so, as a result of he didn’t see what Matawalle deliberate to realize along with his allegations past simply embarrassing Bawa, “ the supply mentioned.
In response to the supply, Tinubu has mentioned the event has “Embarrassed our authorities” and that if Matawalle actually had any such proof in opposition to Bawa, he ought to have knowledgeable related authorities who would have handled the difficulty in a extra applicable method.
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