Zamfara Assembly Gives State Deputy Governor A 48-hour Ultimatum To Appear Over Alleged Misconduct


Deputy Governor of Zamfara state, Barrister Aliyu Gusau has been handed a 48-hour ultimatum to appear before it over allegations of misconduct.

 

Gusau who was given the ultimatum barely a month after he refused to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) with Governor Bello Matawalle who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on June 29, was asked to appear before the house over a political rally he conducted on July 10, amid banditry attacks on Maradun communities within the same period under review.

 

Even though a federal high court had restrained the Zamfara House of Assembly and the Chief Judge of the state from taking steps to impeach the Deputy Governor, the lawmakers on Tuesday, July 27, asked him to appear and explain why he held a political rally in the recent wake of killings in the state.


The Deputy Leader who drew the attention of Speaker and his colleagues on the House resolution of July 14 where the House resolved to invite the Deputy Governor to appear in person during plenary on Tuesday July 27, wondered why the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabi’u will permit the Deputy governor to hold a political rally at that unfortunate period when the state was mourning the death of over 56 innocent people at Faru community in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.

 

A statement released by the House spokesman, Mustapha Jafaru read; 

 

“Hon Nasiru Bungudu further opined that since the Deputy governor was fully and officially communicated with the House summon to appear today and no response was heard either from him or his office, there is the compelling need for the House to still respect the exalted office of the Deputy Governor and give him additional timeframe of 48 hours that’s Thursday 29th July 2021 for him to respond. 

“After careful observation of the request by the House Deputy leader, the speaker Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya referred to his colleagues on whether they agreed to extend 48 hours ultimatum to the Deputy Governor to appear before the House? The members unanimously agreed through voice votes.”

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