Kaduna Assembly May Impeach Yero Over N2.744bn Loot

Kaduna Assembly May Impeach Yero Over N2.744bn Loot

By Alex Uangbaoje

The All Progressive Congress APC Caucus of the Kaduna State House of Assembly may impeach the State governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero.

The APC caucus in what looks like an attempt to establish a process that may see the governor being removed, held an emergency press briefing at the premise of the state assembly.

The caucus which was made up of 14 APC members, led by the Deputy minority leader of the house, Aminu Abdullahi Shagali is accusing the governor of last “minute looting and squandering of public funds”

The accusation is coming in less than 13 days to handing over the helm of affairs in the state to the newly elected government of the APC.

According to Aminu, the out going government is in a rush to appropriate and disburse the SURE-P funds of the 23 local governments that was unused.

“A request submitted this week by the executive arm the hourable house to Appropriate the 2014 Sure-P Funds of the 23 local government to the tune of 2.744bn is not only improper but gross financial recklessness.

“There is no how a local government council can judiciously execute any meaningful project within 2 weeks considering the fact that diligent due process and financial has to be followed.” He explained.

Aminu alleged that ceding of 50% of the said fund to be used for road project is in total violation of the laid down regulations regarding the SURE-P funds and the fact that it was indicated in the handing over note of the outgoing government suggest an attempt of last minute looting.

“Even though an attempt was made to discuss the issue and pass it by the assembly, a resolution was made during an executive session that the funds should not be appropriated and disbursed, we hereby state categorically that we are not a party to such financial recklessness and dissociate ourselves with the move.” They said.

He implores the Kaduna citizens of the state to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them of their continuous discharge of their responsibilities to end the present assembly session.


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