Gov Zulum not losing sleep over impeachment rumours – Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff to Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, Prof. Hussaini Marte, says the lead representative never connected any earnestness to ongoing supposed prosecution by the House of Assembly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the assembly had, on Friday, conducted an extra-ordinary session to debunk the speculation that it was planning to impeach the governor.

Marte made the governor’s position known while addressing lawmakers and other dignitaries at the launch of the Ninth Assembly Magazine and Awards Presentation, organised by Northern Borno Students’ Association, in collaboration the assembly.

He said that the governor had a cordial working relationship with the assembly and knew that the lawmakers would not contemplate such a thing.

The assembly has done exemplary well in terms of relationship with the executive and passage of bills.

“I have never seen a house working so closely with the executive in the history of Nigeria like this ninth assembly.

“What happened (impeachment rumours) is most unfortunate. I know it’s just a mere mischief by someone to cause confusion.

“That person will not succeed and he has not succeeded.

“I want to inform all members of assembly that His Excellency has not taken that seriously, as he believes you can’t do anything like that,” Marte said.

He guaranteed the administrators of responsibility by the chief arm to work with them in changing the state.

Likewise talking, the Speaker of the gathering, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawan, who depicted the improvement as simple theory, said the house had directed an extra-customary meeting to expose it and passed a demonstration of approval on the lead representative.

Lawan said that the get together was ready to checkmating anybody attempting to mix disarray among it and the chief arm, adding that security offices had been coordinated to fish out those behind the bits of hearsay.

NAN reports that the administrators, driven by the speaker and the chief arm, driven by Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, were at Maiduguri Airport on Sunday to join the horde of allies in inviting the lead representative back from Abuja.

Kadafur, in his comments during the assembly, said that they were there to show fortitude with Zulum and promise him that individuals of the state were decidedly behind him.

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