The Director-General of Media in Katsina State, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi has condemned the call made by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) asking his Boss, Governor Aminu Bello Masari to resign.
Malumfashi condemned CNG’s call in a press statement he made available to BBNAIJA ONLINE” on Saturday.
He said constitutionally elected officeholders, like Governor Masari, would not succumb to the intimidation by some self-serving disgruntled elements, masquerading as human rights campaigners.
Explaining that the Nigerian Constitution has provided the necessary protocols for easing out Governors if they are found wanting in the discharge of their responsibilities, he maintained that the state house of assembly knows what to do should the need arises.
He noted that Masari was not the first Governor to make the suggestion as his counterparts from other states acted likewise in the past but the citizens knowing how delicate security matters are, did not politicise the call, rather they rallied around their leaders for admonishing them.
”In matters of security, ‘a governor as a state’s Chief Security Officer is only in ‘name’ as the various security chiefs working in the state take orders from their superiors in Abuja and not the governors.
The Governor’s spokesman said, “Masari was second to none when it comes to proactive engagement with security agencies in the state,”
He said “the massive increase in the number of security formations in Katsina State and the North West in general, was due to the dogged commitment and determination of Governor Masari to see to the successful prosecution of the war against banditry.”
“It was this, which persuaded his North West colleagues to make him the chairman of their security committee,” Labaran said