Zamfara Lawmakers’ Impeachment Process Against Me Selfish – Yari

Abdulaziz-YariThe embattled Governor of Zamfara State, yesterday said the grievances expressed by the State House of Assembly, which culminated in impeachment process against him were personal, selfish and not in the public interest.

Yari made the remark while fielding questions from journalists on Saturday in Gusau, the state capital.

“There has never been any bill brought to me by the House of Assembly that l did not assent to nor have l ever spent money without their approval”, he said.

He said that the lawmakers’ claim that he had refused to see them to discuss matters of public interest was untrue.

He explained that the legislators were not able to see him because they did not follow the “right channel”.

“This failure of the legislators to follow the right channel led to the people of the state to suspect that the lawmakers were planning evil”, the governor said.

He said that he had always had a cordial working relationship with the lawmakers.

“As members of the same political party, we have always discussed the problems and prospects of our party and proffered solutions.

“At the moment, the only challenge we have is that of security, which we are now adequately addressing with help from the Federal Government”, he said.

The governor maintained that the issues raised by the legislators for his impeachment were not his to resolve.

According to him, since there is a party mechanism in place that handles such issues, it will be tabled and addressed by the party accordingly.

“This is so, so that we can continue as members of one family”, he stated.

It would be recalled that following the arrest of the principal officers of the Assembly, including the Speaker and his deputy by the Directorate of State Services, in a bid to halt the impeachment proceedings against the governor, the whereabouts of the 24 lawmakers and the mace remain unknown.


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