A former governorship aspirant in Zamfara state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has warned governor Bello Matawalle against illegal revocation of farmlands belonging to citizens for his own personal use.
Jaji, who gave the warning in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja assured that he would not hesitate to take legal actions against the governor and the state should such happened.
He said the alleged planned revocation of genuine farmlands belonging to citizens of the state by the governor was a violation of the rights of the people and will be resisted vehemently.
The governor had in a statement threatened to revoke farmands owned by the citizens across the state.
“Some of these farmlands include particular farm lands, which genuinely belong to their owners, have authentic papers, and i see no reason why the governor wants to take over such lands from them.”
The former governorship aspirant described the governor’s impending actions as “an act of vendetta, victimisation and harassment of law abiding citizens of the state and this will not be allowed to stand.
“I will like to assure all farmlands owners that I am ready to employ every legal instruments against the governor and the state, should he insist on going on with this anti-people policy.”
Jaji, who was the chairman of the House of Representatives committee on intelligence and national security between 2015 and 2019, warned the governor to desist from playing politics with the personal properties of people of Zamfara state.
According to him, “Zamfara state belongs to all of us; and I want the governor to know that his present position is temporal since he will not be there forever. So, he should thread with caution and eschew politics of bitterness, hatred and acrimony.”
He challenged the governor to concentrate on governance and shun all acts that are unbecoming of a state chief executive adding that “a leader is supposed to be compassionate and accommodating and not arrogant and vindictive.”