Yari, Zamfara Assembly feud will soon be resolved — APC chair
The crisis rocking the Benue State House of Assembly, yesterday, deepened when a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kester Kyenge, was suspended for five months.
The House, Tuesday, witnessed a rowdy session following the speaker’s refusal to allow the purportedly suspended member, representing Logo State Constituency, to move a motion of urgent public importance. The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Lawali Abubakar Kaura, said yesterday that they are working hard to resolve the crisis between the members of the state house of assembly and Governor Abdulaziz Yari.
Briefing news men shortly after the meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) of the party, yesterday, Kaura said the problem between Governor Yari and state legislators was blown out of proportion by the media.
The state legislators were threatening to impeach the governor after accusing him of various breaches, including misappropriating billions of naira from the state’s coffers.
At the height of the crisis, the speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji, his deputy, Muhammad Abubakar Gumi, the majority leader, Isah Abdulmumini and the chief whip, Abdullahi Dansadau, were detained at the offices of the Department of State Service (DSS) Abuja, but later released.
“What is happening between the governor and the legislature, as being portrayed in the media, is nothing but sensationalism. The disagreement would soon be over,” he said.
The state chapter of the APC had on Wednesday threatened to sanction members of the state assembly if they refused to apologise to Governor Yari.