Yari, Zam­fara As­sem­bly feud will soon be re­solved — APC chair

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Shehu Umar, Gusau From Hope Abah, Makurdi

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.

Kester Kyenge

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