Some Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Yobe State, on Sunday, demanded the impeachment of the Governor of the State, Mai Mala Buni, by the State House of Assembly, if he fails to resign,
The APC Stakeholders premised their demand on the Governor’s alleged “unavailability in the State, to discharge his constitutional duties as Governor of Yobe State”.
They said that Governor Buni “has abandoned the State completely, and only visits once in a month”.
The Chairman, Yobe APC Stakeholders, Hussain Muhammad, made the demand in a statement issued at the end of their meeting in Abuja.
According to him, it has become expedient to draw the attention of the public, especially the State House of Assembly, to the aberration of having a Governor “who is non-functional”.
The Stakeholders argued that Buni was not elected as the APC National Chairman, but as Yobe State Governor, and he swore to obey the 1999 Constitution, as amended, adding that, it is their position that he has become a self-serving Governor, who failed and betrayed his people, when they needed him the most.
“Individually and collectively, we have committed our lives to the service of our great State and nation, in different capacities in the past, but we are concerned about the developments in the State under the current administration”, they said.
Recall, that Governor Buni, who was earlier in the year inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the APC as Chairman of its Caretaker Committee, was expected to settle the lingering crisis in the party, and conduct an election for new Executives of the ruling party.
Muhammad said: “We therefore, consider it imperative for us to leave our comfort zones, to add our voices to the solutions that will restore the fate of the people of Yobe once again.
“As Stakeholders, we have made both individual and collective efforts at letting Mai Mala Buni realise his mistakes, but it appears that as we inch closer to making him realise, he digs in further into his sit-tight plans at the party’s Secretariat.
“We therefore, call on the Yobe State House of Assembly to begin impeachment process, if he fails to resign as Governor. In the event that he is no longer interested in being Governor, we have many qualified people that can fit in and save our party and people in the State.”
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