Deputy Governor Of Taraba Impeached

Published On: October 4, 2012, 3:50 pm (8 years ago)
Author: franel
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«§» 4 October 2012

Taraba State House of Assembly on Thursday removed Deputy Governor Sani Abubakar for “gross misconduct.”

The deputy governor had been accused of diverting a Millennium Development Goals project to his private school, Yagai Academy, which houses his other business ventures like Yagai Water, Yagai Printing Press and Yagai Restaurant, acts which the house of assembly described as “gross misconduct.”

The house of assembly said locating the MDG ICT Centre and sinking motorised boreholes in Yagai Academy were unacceptable, as the school was his private venture and members of the public could not access them.

They also alleged that Danladi used his influence to acquire “a large expanse of land in Jalingo on which he built Yagai Academy (together with all other multi million naira business ventures sited therein like Yagai Water, Yagai Printing Press and Yagai Restaurant), an institution which is worth about N1 billion.

The lawmakers said his total emoluments as a deputy governor could not justify such investments, adding that he had breached the code of conduct for public office-holders which requires that he shows transparency in the act of governance.

He was also accused of undue interference in the postings and transfers of indigenes of his local government area, Karim Lamido, and working against the interests of other stakeholders of the local government area.

Responding to the lawmakers’ allegations, Danladi said the Yagai Cybercafe was an initiative of a member of the House of Representatives and its current Chief Whip, Ishaka Bawa, representing Wukari/Ibi federal constituency.

Danladi said the project was carried out by MDGs Projects for Yagai Academy, noting that the school did not request or solicit for either in writing or orally.

He said the MDGs office put its logo on the projects as a confirmation of its contribution to the development of the school, adding that Yagai, as a profit-making venture, could sink a borehole from its profits.

He added that the contract for solar lights at Yagai and street lights were not awarded by his office, adding that all the contracts were awarded by the state government after being subjected to due process.

He also said his office was not assigned the responsibility of monitoring and supervising the contract and he could not be held responsible for the diversion of such projects.

Danladi also presented a document to show how he acquired and built the Yagai Academy from various individuals.

He also tendered evidence of bank loans obtained from Zenith Bank and First Bank, with which he developed the institution.

He pleaded with the members of the House of Assembly to be objective in their deliberations and promised to be more committed to the party and the people of the state.

During the investigation of the allegations against the deputy governor, the house denied receiving N100 million bribe from Governor Danbaba Suntai to remove his deputy.

However, there are indications that the removal of the deputy governor is the fallout of a strained relationship between Suntai and some influential citizens of the state.[/size][/font][/color]

Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 03:50 PM | Hero
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 05:13 PM | Newbie
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 05:19 PM | Addicted Hero
Corruption originated from the North.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 05:26 PM | Gistmaniac

Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:03 PM | Addicted Hero

Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:03 PM | Addicted Hero
He no wan gree with his oga the governor, it is normal in nigeria politcs
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:07 PM | Upcoming
Una dey here dey see who dem Impeached wey France don beat Niaja girls 5:3 by penalty
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:10 PM | Gistmaniac

Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:19 PM | Addicted Hero
there business not mine
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 06:28 PM | Upcoming
Taraba house of commotion Grin

Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:10 PM | Gistmaniac
abeg e no gree roger na why they remove am.if u wan make we gree start from the begining.the head is still rotten
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:15 PM | Gistmaniac
They should better tell us that the Deputy Governor is no-longer in the good book of the State Governor and the powers that be...... All of us know that political officer holders in Nigeria are removed on the account of corruption and mismanagement of funds but on the accounts of their disloyalty to the big guns (Governors especially) .....Nigerian Governors have become to powerful that they treat their deputies like me appointees and not as their running mates in the same ship,,,,,, the Governors hand-pick local government c/men and siphon local governments allocations to the detriments of grass root development.... the state house of assembles are mere rubber stamps to them.... They have no regard even for court injunctions and rulings.... They are the major reason why state police is likely not to work in this country..... If Nigeria practice true democracy and the three tiers of government must function properly then the power of the state Governors must be looked into because 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"....
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:17 PM | Upcoming
 Roll Eyes
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:33 PM | Gistmaniac
Thief Ole caryyr am go  Grin
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:34 PM | Upcoming
Quote from: ela214 on  4-10-2012 07:15 PM
abeg e no gree roger na why they remove am.if u wan make we gree start from the begining.the head is still rotten
My thought  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:34 PM | Upcoming
 Roll Eyes
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:35 PM | Gistmaniac
Quote from: Bettygirls on  4-10-2012 07:35 PM
Roll Eyes
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Shocked
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:38 PM | Upcoming
why deputy gov, and not the gov himself?
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:52 PM | Grande Master
Posted: (8 years ago) on 4-10-2012 07:55 PM | Gistmaniac
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