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Suspended lawmaker denies allegation of banditry, gives reasons

One of the two suspended lawmakers by the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Mohammed Anka, representing Anka constituency has lamented that his suspension was not connected to banditry, but  with his role in an effort to impeach the Speaker, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.

According to him, he initiated the move two months ago that the Speaker must be suspended over his incapacitation to lead the House according to the constitution.

The lawmaker told newsmen in Gusau, the State capital that the Speaker had since then not be happy with him for initiating his impeachment, which he described as conspiracy.

The lawmaker further explained that the Governor personally called and threatened him over the impeachment move, pointing out that all effort to let the Governor comprehend the inability of the Speaker to perform was unsuccessful.

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He added that after some days, the Governor ordered former finance minister, Bashir Yuguda to settle their differences, for peace to reign between the group, in order to  suspend their intentions and that because of the intervention of the former minister, Yuguda, the move was suspended.


“The entire members only urged the Governor to get things corrected in terms of how he runs his government in the overall interest of moving the State forward.

“Surprisingly, while in Kano attending UNICEF workshop, I started receiving calls from different quarters informing me of my suspension over alleged connection with armed bandits,” he said.He challenged Hon. Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma who was the brain behind the motion to schedule time for them to swear with the holy Quran if at all he is sincere.

The lawmaker said he was very optimistic that the committee on ethics and privileges would do justice to him and his colleague.

He concluded, that he was willing to drag the speaker to court over defamation of chacracter

Recall that Intel region reported that some lawmakers were suspended in Zamfara, because of alleged aiding and abetting with Bandits 

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