Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State on Wednesday, September 2 while addressing some former members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state, issued a stern warning against defamation of character.
Matawalle warned members of the APC camp and other political parties in the state to be mindful of their utterances or risk the chance of going to jail.
Naija News understands that the governor made the declaration today in Gusau, the state capital while speaking to the thousands of APC supporters who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the state’s ruling party.
According to Matawalle, he would arrest and prosecute any politician who defames or assassinates his character.
He said, “If you know that you cannot defend what you say, you better stop defaming other people’s character because I will order the arrest of whoever is caught doing that and he will go to jail.”
According to the PDP governor, “some politicians have resorted to the use of hate speeches and defamation of character for political gains because they have lost relevance.”
He again warned such politicians against hate speeches and defamation, noting that they would be made to face the wrath of the law should anyone is found wanting.
He also warned such politicians to desist from undermining the security arrangements of his administration, stressing that, “I will not take it lightly.”
In another news earlier, the convener of Concern Nigerians advocacy group, Deji Adeyanju, has noted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State should be allowed to be Nigeria’s President for four years.