The former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has claimed that he left no debt or liability for the new governor of the state, Bello Matawalle.
Yari stated this while speaking at a news conference organised at the All Progressives Congress state Secretariat in Gusau on Wednesday.
He made the claim through his media aide, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara.
“l want to make it categorically clear that the immediate past governor, His Excellency, Hon. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar left no debt in the state when he handed over the leadership of the state to the government of Alhaji Bello Matawalle.”
“The press briefing by the immediate past deputy-governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala, saying that Yari administration left a debt of over N251 billion, was misleading, misrepresenting and a calculated attempt to smear the good image of the former governor.”
“We wonder why the committee failed to inform the world that Yari left N7 billion in the state coffers or that the former governor had constructed hundreds of kilometre roads cutting across all the 14 Local Government Areas of the state as well as provision of other dividends of democracy”.
The media aide called on the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration in the state not to witch-hunt the past administration, but work for the progress of the state.