Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has alleged that he is being threatened by the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki over his earlier comments on the police invasion of the National Assembly in Abuja.
Wamakko said no Nigerian has the right to threaten his fellow citizen, the constitution of Nigeria having guaranteed the freedom of speech for everybody
Wamakko had earlier said this last Saturday during an APC stakeholders meeting in Sokoto which had the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and other governorship aspirants of APC in attendance.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday the Sokoto State governor said as the governor of a state, he has every right to speak on any issue, most especially those anchored on National Interest.
The meeting was called to enable stakeholders of the APC in Sokoto deliberate on how to make success of the primaries of the party in the state.
He said he would not be bothered by such threat from any quarter.
He reiterated that the action by the police on the National Assembly incident was the highest level of impunity, which he stressed, was capable of tarnishing the image and integrity of Nigeria before the international community.
Wamakko noted that in a normal society, both the National Security Adviser and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba would resign their appointment because they have failed Nigerians.
The governor said the police by their constitutional role ought to protect democracy rather than being seen to be sabotaging it.
His words: “This is what I said in an aired interview by a foreign medium and shortly afterwards, I received a text message from Col Sambo Dasuki stating, ’till I hear from him’.
But let me assure you that nothing would happen; it is just an empty threat. We are not afraid of anybody because we have Allah by our side and with him we are assured of Allah protection.”