MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno State House of Assembly on Friday, March 26, 2021 passed a vote of confidence on Governor Babagana Zulum, putting to rest, a mischievous online publication which falsely claimed rift between the House and the governor.
Speaker of the House, AbdulKarim Lawan, announced the resolution at a special meeting held at the Assembly complex, during which members took turns to speak highly of the Governor outstanding performances with series of government projects sited in their constituencies.
The Speaker implied that the lawmakers were surprised when they saw a online medium reporting that the House had contemplated impeaching Zulum that is today considered a role model of leadership all over Nigeria.
“The house has passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of Professor Babagana Zulum.
“Ordinarily, the House would not have responded to that malicious report but we felt we should speak in order to avoid innocent members of the general pubic being misled to believe that totally false story especially considering the fragile security of our state and also the giant strides recorded by the current administration in all sectors of the economy.
“Fact is that we have very cordial and harmonious working relationship between all arms of the State Government.
“There was never any problem let alone so called attempt motive to remove our hardworking Governor who built and accelerated people’s confidence in governance.
“The House totally dismissed that news publication, we commend the mainstream media and reputable online media organizations for ignoring that mischief and we strongly call on relevant security agencies to bring to book perpetrators of that malicious news report,” he said.
It would be recalled that an online medium (not Daily news precise) reported on social media that the Borno State Assembly had attempted to impeach Governor Zulum weeks back.
In what many considered as political to stir controversy in the State and heat up the polity, especially since the cordiality between the governor and the state assembly members is public knowledge.