I am ready to Resign – Governor Announces

The Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, yesterday said that he is ready to sacrifice his position for a state of emergency to be imposed on his state.

The governor was reacting to the worsening insecurity situation in the state.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Yari said his call for a state of emergency was not merely playing “politics.”

The governor also expressed confidence that the lingering cases of armed banditry in the state won’t affect the forthcoming elections, adding that they are not occupying any territory in the state.

Yari, who said he met with the President over the security situation in the state, said the issue of armed banditry was being exaggerated.

According to him, some politicians had suggested the declaration of state of emergency on the wrong assumption that he would be afraid to lose his office.

Yari assured that he was prepared to do anything that would ensure peace and security in the state.

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