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Zamfara Assembly Summons Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu

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The Zamfara State House of Assembly has summoned the Deputy Governor of the state, Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau and State Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu.

During plenary on Wednesday, the House resolved that Gusau and Rbiu should appear before the lawmakers on Tuesday 27th July 2021.

They are to appear over a political rally conducted by the deputy governor last Saturday, amid banditry attacks on Maradun communities within the same period under review.

The decision to invite the deputy governor and the commissioner was reached following a motion raised by Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma representing Maru North under matters of the urgent public importance of the House.

Kanoma condemned the actions and utterances of Gusau during the last Saturday’s political rally organized barely less than 24 hours of massive reprisal attacks by bandits on Faru communities in the Maradun local government area of the state.

Kanoma further opined that while the state was in a mourning mood over the killings of more than 56 innocent people, the deputy governor did not show any remorse whatsoever regarding the killings.

He added that Gusau was rather busy organizing a political rally despite hesitation from the commissioner of police to desist from doing so.

He described the action of the deputy governor as “undemocratic, uncivilized, too primitive and local for a person of his personality not mindful of the huge regards and respect attached to the exalted office of the deputy governor of a state”.

Kanoma also berated the governor for his misguided utterances in the interview he granted to the press and media men during the said rally where he used abusive words.

While commending the state police command for doing their job of ensuring law and order by trying to stop the second in command in the state, the statesman expressed dismay at the fact that Barr Mahdi Aliyu Gusau went ahead with his planned political rally.

Going by what he termed undemocratic tendencies on the part of the Deputy Governor, Kanoma argued that there was a need to save the state’s democracy and good image.

He urged the House to formally invite the deputy governor to appear before the State’s hallowed chambers to explain the circumstances surrounding the hosting of the political rally.

After a heated debate and deliberations on the matter, the Speaker of the House Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya stated that the House has passed a resolution to invite the Deputy Governor and the State Commissioner of Police.