29th July, 2021
By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau, has decried prevalent plans to impeach him despite a court order for his impeachment plans to be stopped.
Muhammad described the state assembly’s plan to proceed with the impeachment as indecorous and unlawful on Thursday.
The Zamfara Deputy governor said that the action constitutes disobedience to the court order and will be tantamount to a flagrant breach of law.
While speaking to journalists in his office, Gusau said that the Peoples Democratic Party has instituted an action at the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the vires of Zamfara State House of Assembly as presently constituted to commence impeachment or any other proceeding against him as elected on PDP platform.
He noted that the order was granted by the court and that the Judge directed that the status quo is maintained.
Muhammad said despite all that, the Zamfara Assembly has embarked on steps and actions to overreach the pending suit and disobey the court.
The deputy governor said he is constrained to draw the attention of the public to the incident in the hope that well-meaning citizens and people of goodwill will call the Zamfara State House of Assembly to order.