Reports to impeach El Rufai false, Speaker clears air

The Kaduna State House of Assembly Speaker Yusuf Zailani denied reports that the house was planning to impeach Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

In a statement yesterday, spokesman for speaker Ibrahim Danfulani urged the public to ignore such information.

He stated that measures are in place to thoroughly investigate the sources of the reports to hold the perpetrators accountable and act as a deterrent to others.

“Attention of the Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, has been drawn to reports circulating on social platforms of purported impeachment moves against Governor El-Rufai over corruption allegations”.

“This is simply the handiwork of opposition and enemies of progress of the relationship between the legislative arm of government and the executive to create crises between the two arms of government and deny the good people of Kaduna the dividends of democracy they get courtesy of the good working relationship between the executive and the legislature,” he added.

He further debunked The Guardian’s earlier report, saying that the relationship between the governor and the speaker had been cold for a while now.

“Let it be noted that the relationship between the legislature and executive is cordial and is expected not only to remain so but be improved upon,” he added.

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