Lawamkers at Borno State House of Assembly have distanced themselves and the parliament from alleged plans to impeach the state’s Governor, Babagana Zulum.
Aside from debunking the clam, the lamakers also passed a vote of confidence on the governor, a development aimed at putting to bed media reports alleging rift between the assembly and Zulum.
The Assembly Speaker, AbdulKarim Lawan announced the resolution on Friday at a special meeting held at the assembly complex in Maiduguri, during which members of the assembly, took turns to speak highly of Zulum’s outstanding performance with series of government projects sited in their constituencies.
The speaker implied that the lawmakers were surprised when they saw a online medium reports that the house had contemplated impeaching Zulum who is today considered a role model of leadership all over Nigeria.
He added that contrary to reports, there exist cordial and harmonious working relationship between all arms of the Borno state government.
“The house has passed a vote of confidence a in the leadership style of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. Ordinarily, the house would not have responded to that malicious report but we felt we should speak in order to avoid innocent members of the general pubic being misled to believing that totally false story especially considering the fragile security of our state and also the giant strides recorded by Professor Babagana Umara Zulum’s administration in all sectors of the economy.
“Fact is that we have very cordial and harmonious working relationship between all arms of the Borno State Government. There was never any problem let alone so called attempt motive to remove our hardworking Governor who built and accelerated people’s confidence in governance.
“The house totally dismiss that news publication, we commend the mainstream media and reputable online media organizations for ignoring that mischief and we strongly call on relevant security agencies to bring to book, the perpetrators of that malicious news report,” Lawan said.