Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said those that have called on President Bola Tinubu to remove my Bello Matawalle, the former Governor of Zamfara state, as the Minister of State for Defence, are on a wild goose chase.
This was as he stated that the unsubstantiated allegations being made against Matawalle are false and are nothing but part of a well sponsored and well orchestrated plot by his enemies in Zamfara State to discredit and destroy him.
In a post on X, he said, “Matawalle was the first Governor in the North West to pitch his tent with President Tinubu long before the presidential campaign even started and he more than anyone else built the bridge of trust between the North and the South West.
“He worked assiduously and diligently day and night to achieve this and I can bear witness to that.
“The notion that President Bola Tinubu would contemplate dropping him from his cabinet simply because of the baseless allegations being peddled about him and after he has displayed such unalloyed support and help unquestioning loyalty is absurd.
“Those that are after Matawalle and are seeking his downfall are labouring in vain.
“I have known him for many years, he is a profoundly good man and he shall do an excellent excellent job as Minister of State for Defence.”