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Dakingari Gets Impeachment Notice In Kebbi

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BEVERLY HILLS, April 29, (THEWILL) – The Kebbi State House of Assembly Wednesday approved a resolution to impeach State Governor, Saidu Usman Dakingari and constituted an investigative committee, which drafted six-count impeachable offences against the governor, whose tenure ends on May 29, 2015.

The assembly approved the resolution by a simple majority during an emergency session it convened on the matter.

In the notice of impeachment made available to the media, the assemblymen accused the governor of violating the provision of Section 5(1)(a) of the Kebbi State Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Bureau Law, 2008, whose chairman is supposed to be a retired civil servant.

The indictments against Dakingari read: “…But you appointed Aminu Usman as the Chairman of that bureau while he is (still) the Permanent Secretary/Solicitor-General of the State Ministry of Justice, and hereby committed a gross misconduct.”

“That You, Dakingari, obtained a loan facility to the tune of N2 billion from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Support Fund, set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) without obtaining necessary confirmation from the House of Assembly.

“You also violated Section 7 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), which enjoins you to ensure the existence of democratically elected local government areas, but you continue to work with unelected local governments in the state.

“Between January 2015 and April 2015, you misappropriated N1, 800,862,872 from the Kebbi State Government's funds in the name of then general elections of 2015 and there is no provision for that expenditure in the Appropriation Law, 2015.”