The Deputy Governor of Zamfara sate, Alhaji Mahdi Gusau may be removed from office this week for refusing to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with his boss, the state governor.
African Community News has gathered from state sources that the Zamfara State House of Assembly may have perfected a plan to impeach Gusau on grounds that he convened a political rally attended by thousands of supporters statewide.
As part of its impeachment plans, the assembly has summoned the deputy governor to appear before it next week for holding the rally amid intractable security challenges in the state.
Multiple sources yesterday revealed that the lawmakers might initiate impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor if he failed to justify holding a political rally at the time the state was battling grave security challenges.
The state Governor, Dr. Bello Matawalle had two Saturdays ago, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC but Gusau refused to go with him.
He had last week, addressed teeming number of his supporters during a solidarity rally during which he said that the defection of the governor would not affect the PDP in future elections in the state.
The Deputy Governor, son of a former National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau is currently the youngest deputy governor in the country.
At the rally, he also said he would not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Matawalle, who officially left the PDP on June 29, adding that Matawalle’s defection would not in any way affect the chances of the PDP in future elections, assuring PDP’s supporters that he would mobilise grassroots support to bring the PDP back to the seat of power.
But in a letter addressed to the deputy governor, the state assembly accused him of disrespecting the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu in a WhatsApp message.
Consequently, the assembly summoned the deputy governor to appear before it on July 27 to explain why he held the rally without considering the security situation in the state and in defiance to the advice of the security authority in the state.
The assembly added that the decision of the deputy governor to convene the rally in solidarity with the PDP might aggravate the security situation in the state.
Sources however told African Community News that the lawmakers have concluded plans to impeach Gusau and would the opportunity of the summon to attempt removing him from office.
According to the Director of Press and Public Relations, Zamfara State House of Assembly,