Members of the Yobe House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence on governor Ibrahim Gaidam on Wednesday, thus putting to rest recent rumours of plans to impeach him.
At a special sitting of the House, the lawmakers said that there was no reason to remove the governor as, according to them, he had a good working relationship with the legislative arm of government and had worked hard towards delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.
The members of the House also said that the governor had been transparent and accountable to the people that voted him into office.
Moving the motion to pass a vote of confidence on the governor, Mohammed Sirajo Wakil, representing Gashau Central constituency, said the governor needed to be commended rather than removed.
“With the rumours going round in some quarters that members of the Yobe State House of Assembly allegedly intend to impeach our governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam. I move a motion for a vote of confidence on our governor that had been transparent and accountable to the people, including this Honourable House that has been working cordially and effectively with the executive arm of government in the deliveries of dividends of democracy,” he said.
Supporting Wakil’s motion, the Deputy Speaker, Awalu Bello Danchuwa, representing Potiskum II constituency said that the governor and members of the house are partners in progress.
According to him, “the people and entire members of this honourable house are always with the governor in the deliveries of dividends of democracy and good governance.”
Another member of the House, Adamu Usman, representing Tarmuwa constituency said members of the governor’s political party, the All Peoples Congress will not allow themselves to be induced with money in order to impeach him.
“We are in All Progressives Party (APC) and will continue to be in APC in passing this vote of confidence on our governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam. I urged all Yobeans to disregard this rumour of impeachment of the governor by this honourable house, by passing a vote of confidence on the governor. We are supporting and will continue to support our governor on the works he has been doing to improve the living conditions of the people; and despite the security challenges that have already gulped over N7 billion.
“We are 100 per cent behind our governor, because money cannot buy us to betray or impeach the Executive Governor of Yobe state. We don’t have any reason or intention to impeach our governor, as APC is a progressive party on which he is going to contest the governorship election in 2015. Therefore, with this vote of confidence being passed on our governor, we should dismiss or ignore the rumours of impeachment. We are solidly behind our governor, as none of us in this house plans to defect from APC to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” he stated.