Ex Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari has threatened legal action against some media organizations for publishing fake news about him.
He made this known in a statement today in Gusau by his spokesman, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara.
This is coming after the recent search on Yari’s Talata-Mafara residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Dosara said 3 media outfits (names withheld) were hell-bent on tarnishing Yari’s image.
He revealed that these media outfits captioned their posts like this, “N2.35 billion IDPs fund was misappropriated by the former Gov.”
“N3. 51 billion ecological fund was misappropriated by the former Gov.”
“These are the allegations made against the former governor and credited to the EFCC.”
His words, “The allegation levelled against the former governor that he misappropriated the N51 billion given to him for ecological disasters/problems is not true.
“Let these newspapers go and verify their facts, as the ecological funds were distributed during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan and no All Progressives Congress (APC) governor was given a dime for the purpose.
“On the issue of the alleged IDPs N35 billion the newspapers accused the former governor of, I challenge these newspapers to publish to the public, the name of persons or institutions that gave him such amount of money or indeed any penny for the IDPs.
“Otherwise, the former governor will take legal action.”