Zamfara lawmakers notify Lieutenant Governor and list offenses

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has handed Mahadi Ali, the state’s deputy governor, a notice of impeachment. This came on Monday, three days after the House received a request to start impeachment proceedings against him. Premium Times reported how the Assembly started new moves to impeach the lieutenant governor. The deputy speaker of the House, Musa Bawa, in the plenary on Friday, presented a document requesting the removal of the deputy governor. Mr. Bawa, who is also the Chairman of the House Public Accounts Committee, made a motion for the request to be considered. The lieutenant governor has parted ways with Governor Bello Matatwalle after he refused to join the defecting governor and other elected officials in Zamfara at the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year. They had all taken their offices on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) after the Supreme Court disqualified APC candidates who had been declared winners in the 2019 elections. impeachment notice The Assembly, in a statement signed by Shamsudeen Basko, Chairman of the House Standing Committee, has now communicated with the Lieutenant Governor through the Secretary of State Government. Mr. Basko said: “Having satisfied the requirement of Section 188 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which requires that 1/3 of the Honorable members of the Honorable House approve the notice of impeachment. “The Chamber under the leadership of the Rvmo. Honorable Speaker accepts as appropriate and in accordance with the provisions of the Law that particular notification, ”he said. Basko said that “when in 2021 the House invited the Lieutenant Governor to appear before it, he refused to honor the invitation and instead went to court, when they had no intention of charging him as alleged.” According to the legislator, the Chamber accepted the judicial verdict. Mahadi’s ‘sins’ In the statement, Basko said the lieutenant governor is being charged with abuse of authority, criminal enrichment with public funds and breach of official duties. He said: “Abuse of office. This includes constitutional violation of section 190 and 193 (1), (2) (a)(b)(c), of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). “Criminal self-enrichment using public funds; includes criminal misappropriation of state funds, conspiracy to defraud the state, and approval of dubious retirement from office. “Breach of constitutional duties that give rise to insubordination,” he added. Efforts to obtain a reaction from the lieutenant governor failed as the known phone number of his press secretary, Babangida Zurmi, could not be located. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Zamfara lawmakers notify Lieutenant Governor and list offenses