Gov Badaru Denies Impeachment Plot Against Him
Governor Muhammadu Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State has dismissed reports of an impeachment plot against him.
Recall that the governor was accused of illegally selling a landed property belonging to the state that is domiciled in Lagos State.
The governor was said to have illegally sold the property, and in its place bought a house which was furnished with a view to serve as government lodge.
The Member representing Dutse Constituency, Musa Sule, who spoke on behalf of other members, had said the deal was illegal because the process of disposing and acquiring the two properties contravene stipulated laws.
Sule, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, alleged that the transaction took place when the deputy governor, who is a lawyer, was in acting capacity.
“We were baffled for such process to be effected under his (deputy governor’s) watch, after knowing full well it was illegal to carry out such transaction without referring to the assembly.
“We are talking of a property that was sold. It is a plot of land in Lagos. It was sold and a house was bought. We learnt that it was furnished and it will serve as government lodge in Lagos.
“We felt it was an insult on our part because we have heard how some other executives go about it on cases like this,” he said.
“We are going to do things accordingly, but all the same, we have drawn their attention to what they have done. It is a breach of the constitution and that may warrant anything, even impeachment,” he added.
But the governor in his response said the relationship between the state’s executive and the legislature was cordial.
The governor was speaking to State House correspondents on Monday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Abubakar stressed that there was no misunderstanding between him and the lawmakers whatsoever.
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