Former governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, yesterday attended the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari with an official car bearing the seal of a chief executive.
While Yari was sighted at the Eagle Square in his official car, a Lexus 570, his successor, Dr. Bello Muhammad Mutawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was taking his oath of office in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital as the new governor.
The former governor drove to the event in the car hoisted with both the national and All Progressives Congress (APC) flags, and a seal which the inscription: “Executive Governor of Zamfara State”, indicating the he was still in charge of the state of affairs.
He stayed through the presidential inauguration ceremony and was seen leaving the venue at about 12p.m.
The former chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) left many people at the inauguration wondering whether he was still in charge of affairs in Zamfara despite the decision of the Supreme Court which pronounced the candidate of the PDP as winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, had, during the valedictory meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), extended an invitation to outgoing governors for the presidential inauguration.