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By Sidi A. Umar
Sokoto

Governor Aliyu Magatakardan Wamakko of Sokoto state has condemned the action of the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security (DSS) over last week’s tear-gassing of members of the House of Representatives, describing it as “barbaric and undemocratic.”

The governor, who made the condemnation in Sokoto at an APC stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday, said if it were in an advanced society, the trio of the National Security Adviser, the director-general of the DSS and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) would have honourably resigned.

He said his recent interview with a foreign media over the issue did not go down well with the NSA who in turn sent him a text message telling him to wait for his reaction.
The governor said he feared nobody and “cannot be intimidated.”

“I fear nobody and I am waiting for you. You are working for Jonathan, not Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, the governor told the gathering that the committee set up to reconcile the various aspirants has recorded 80 per cent success and the assignment is still ongoing.
He said the committee has recorded 100 per cent success because consensus was reached on the three senatorial positions, house of representatives 70 per cent recorded while state assembly 80 per cent recorded.
On the governorship seat, he said there were many aspirants vying for the position but hoped that consensus would be reached before the commencement of the primaries.