The All Progressive Congress caucus of the Kaduna State House of Assembly on Friday threatened to impeach the outgoing state Governor, Ramalan Yero.
The APC caucus, comprising 14 lawmakers, disclosed this at an emergency press briefing at the state assembly complex.
The lawmakers, led by the deputy minority leader in the house, Aminu Shagari, accused Mr. Yero of last minute looting and squandering of public funds.
“The out-going government is in a rush to appropriate and disburse the SURE-P funds of the 23 local governments that was unused”, Mr. Shagari said.
“A request submitted this week by the executive arm to the honourable house to appropriate the 2014 Sure-P Funds of the 23 local government to the tune of N2.744billion is not only improper but gross financial recklessness.
“There is no how a local government council can judiciously execute any meaningful project within two weeks considering the fact that diligent due process and financial has to be followed”.
The members alleged that ceding 50 per cent of the said fund to be used for road project was in total violation of the laid down regulations regarding the SURE-P funds, and the fact that it was indicated in the handover note of the outgoing government suggested an attempt at last minute looting.
The APC caucus said 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”, Mr. Shagari said. “We hereby state categorically that we are not a party to such financial recklessness and dissociate ourselves with the move”.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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