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Leave 2023 Presidency And Tackle Insecurity, Wamakko Tells Northern Govs

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Leave 2023 Presidency And Tackle Insecurity, Wamakko Tells Northern Govs

A former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has berated the Northern Governors for failing to tackle the insecurity in the region and debating the 2023 Presidency.

In a statement on Wednesday, Wammako also condemned the Southern governors for insisting on a power shift to the South in 2023 and the counter statement by their Northern counterparts.

The former governor, however, urged state governors to focus on tackling the security challenges facing the country instead of dwelling on the 2023 presidency.

Wamakko added that the debate about who gets the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections was a distraction that needs to stop.

He also condemned the anti-open grazing laws enacted by states in the south, describing the development as impeding on the rights of some people to move and live wherever they wanted in the country.

Wamakko said the governors, by virtue of their oath of office, are expected to unite the country, not divide it by their utterances.

Meanwhile, Faisal Maina, the son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Naija News reports that the Federal High Court in Abuja sentenced Faisal to fourteen years in prison for pension fraud on Thursday.

Justice Okon Abang delivered the ruling in the suit filed by the Federal Governor against Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina on money laundering charges.

Recall that Faisal had refused to attend his trial since November 24, 2020, after jumping bail and allegedly fleeing to the United States through Niger Republic.

Ruling on Thursday on count one, Justice Abang jailed Faisal for five years. In count two, he was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with effect from today.

Faisal was also ordered to return to the Federal Government, the sum of N58.1m and the company used, to wind up.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.