Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Zamfara lawmakers on the run as DSS detains Speaker, other principal offices over alleged plot to impeach Governor

By News Express on 20/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,422


The speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji, his deputy, Muhammad Abubakar Gumi, the majority leader, Isah Abdulmumini and the chief whip, Abdullahi Dansadau have been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and detained in Abuja over their alleged plan to impeach Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the remaining 20 members of the Assembly have fled to Kaduna, where they issued a statement, last night, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in what they described as abuse of office by Governor Yari.

Though the legislators were short of saying they would impeach the governor, they accused him of misappropriating financial allocation to the state, and failing to implement the budget in the last five years.

The statement, which was signed by the House Committee Chairman on Information, Mannir Aliyu Gidan Jaja, also accused the governor of “corrupt usage of local government funds for state purposes.”

Other charges  against the governors by the legislators include “Inadequate explanation of N1 billion commercial agriculture (CBN) loan, non-remittance of pension funds to pension administrators,  non-remittance of 5 percent emirate councils funds, the gross misappropriation of bailout funds to the state by the federal government to settle workers’ salaries, including N10b for 2014 and N1.46b in 2016.”

The assembly members also accused Governor Yari of crippling governance in the state through his constant travelling abroad and his refusal to address the issues raised by them.

“Rather he resorted to political intimidation, arrest and detention of principal officers of the House and other supporting staff.”

The statement, therefore, called on President Buhari to give directive for unconditional release of the affected officers.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Mr Istifanus Shattima, has said that he has deployed additional operatives to stop miscreants from disrupting normal activities at the House of Assembly.

Shattima said that deployment of troops to the Assembly was in response to the action of a mob which attacked the private residence of the speaker.

The attack at the speaker’s residence followed a rumour circulating in the state and the social media, to the effect that members of the House of Assembly were planning to impeach governor Yari.

When contacted to comment on the development, the state commissioner of information,  Umar Jibo Bukuyum, did not pick his call or respond to a text message. (Daily Trust)

•Photo shows DSS Acting DG Lawal Daura.

Source News Express

Posted 20/07/2016 1:50:43 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Sahara Reporters’ sponsored smear campaign against Governor Udom...

APC chieftain lauds Governor Obiano’s security initiatives

Sacked civil servants threaten Delta Governor, seek reabsorption...

CBN to sell another $100m to forex users...

Navy reassures on commitment to defend Nigeria’s waterways...

Boko Haram still controls 2 local governments —Defence...

2,000 dispersed Immigration recruits stage protest at the...

MTN shares plunge at the opening after profit...

We take away your problems, leaving you happier...

National Assembly Gets New Clerk

Ambode holds 2nd Town Hall Meeting today

Farmers, environmentalists, civil society groups kick against commercial...

 

Latest News ABOMINATION: Man impregnates, weds teenage sister Militants behead soldier, kill 3 others in Akwa Ibom Fire guts 40 trucks in Onitsha market Israel tests world’s most powerful missile defense system Gunmen abduct businessman, kill masquerade, 2 others British High Commissioner urges Buhari to sign NotTooYungToRun bill into law 205 convicted in mass trial of Boko Haram suspects Soldiers gun down suicide bomber in UNIMAID Fuel scarcity: NNPC cannot cope with demand on petrol consumption, says IPMAN SERAP to Buhari: Publish details of corruption in Social Investments Programme MRA inducts Transmission Company of Nigeria into FOI Hall of Shame for leaving Nigerians in the dark Remain focused in the fight against terrorism, journalists urge Buratai

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (325,414 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,893 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (253,529 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (208,075 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,311 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (187,032 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,484 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,848 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,997 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (129,007 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,463 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,744 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,895) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (803) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (446) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,798) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (105) News (32,961) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,508) Religion (680) Sports (1,437) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement