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Senator Yerima Roasts Zamfara Governor, Speaks On Sharia




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Former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Yerima has dismissed reports that Governor Bello Matawalle agreed to return to the APC when he becomes governor.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Yerima stated that Matawalle was exercising a mandate given to him by the Supreme Court and not the people.

Yerima said: “First, there was no agreement between us. What I said earlier was that he was my commissioner for eight years. There was never a time when either I or the national leadership of the party had any understanding with him to go and win and then come to APC.

“As a politician, I said the current governor knows the structure that brought him to limelight, becoming a commissioner and a member of the House of Representatives, paving the way for people to know him properly and he also knows that it is the Supreme Court and not the electorate that gave him that position by the grace of God. So, he will not joke.

“If he wants a second term in office, he knows exactly what to do. As a politician, if he wants to find it easy, he knows what to do. That is all I am saying.”


Yerima also stated that he has no regret introducing the Sharia legal system in his state as governor of the state in 1999.

According to him, sharia had done a lot of good to the state and several other states that introduced sharia.

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The former claimed that the introduction of sharia into the state created a reorientation and reshaped the state, adding that today, there was nowhere in the state where brothels can be found.