By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Northern Consensus Movement (NCM), has said that it been observing with keen interest the recent happenings and “blatant abuse of power and privilege demonstrated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the personality of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State”.
This was expressed in a statement jointly signed by National Director Projects & Organization, Yusuf Garba and Director Youth Organization, Alhaji Abdulkareem Bayero.
“Imperatively, it is necessary to clearly and unequivocally state here that; the EFCC is not a political wing of our democratic set up and should be unbiased and non – prejudicial in the discharge of its responsibilities and not witch – hunting or remote control Agency.
“The action of EFCC against Gov. Matawalle is clearly geared towards political desperation, witch- hunting and bent toward acting a script of some political opponents that are not in the books or symmetric with Governor Bello Matawalle and want to tarnish and dent his political image with unsubstantiated corruption charges which have lately become the hallmark of which the EFCC is define,” the statement said.
They explained that to set the record straight, while it is true that everyone in the government and outside of it has skeleton in cupboards, “we have taken a tour of Zamfara State and have witnessed the unprecedented developmental initiative and projects Governor Bello Matawalle put in place which are far beyond his predecessors and all developmental studies have also shown that his human resources capacity development is unbeaten by his predecessors.
“Most importantly, we call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) with strong voice to thread with caution the issue of Governor BELLO Matawalle for peace and other vital economic developments to be concluded by the ebullient Governor instead of the Commission to engage in a wild goose chase which will ultimately be part of one of their many witch-hunting cases.”