The governor of Jigawa state Mohammadu Badaru Abubakar is facing impeachment threat from the members of the state house of assembly. Reports indicated that tension are high over the allegation on the governor who illegally sold of a landed proparty belonging to the state, domiciled in Lagos.
Speaking in Dutse yesterday, a Member representing Dutse Constituency, Musa Sule, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, said the governor illegally sold a plot of land belonging to the state that was located in Lagos and in its place bought a house which was furnished with a view to serve as government lodge. He further attest that the transaction was not captured in the fiscal year record.
“We were baffled for such process to be effected under his (deputy governor’s) watch, after knowing full well it was illegal to carry out such transaction without referring to the assembly.
“We are talking of a property that was sold. It is a plot of land in Lagos. It was sold and a house was bought. We learnt that it was furnished and it will serve as government lodge in Lagos.
“We felt it was an insult on our part because we have heard how some other executives go about it on cases like this,” he said.
“We are going to do things accordingly, but all the same, we have drawn their attention to what they have done. It is a breach of the constitution and that may warrant anything, even impeachment,” he added.
However, spokesman to the governors Bello Zaki, has debunked the story saying, there was nothing like that. “It is all rumour,”