Speaker says the rumours are unfounded.
The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Musa Mohammed, on Thursday, denied any discussion with President Goodluck Jonathan or any others persons over an alleged plan to impeach Governor Tanko Al-Makura.
Speaking to journalists in Keffi, Mr. Mohammed described the allegation against the house as unfortunate, barbaric and uncalled for and an attempt to tarnish the good image of the house.
“It is unfortunate that some people who don’t wish the state well and who don’t want to see the progress of the assembly are busy carrying false rumours against the assembly, that the assembly wants to impeach Governor Al-Makura,” he said. “The house must have a reason if it must impeach the governor; what is the reason? Can those peddling such false rumours come out and prove their allegation.”
Mr. Mohammed said those sponsoring such stories in the media were just whipping up sentiments to get sympathy.
“Such acts are capable of causing disharmony, disaffection, disunity as well as slowing down the rate of the progress of the state and the country at large. The house did not have any discussion with President Jonathan or with any other persons in the country to impeach Governor Tanko Al-Makura,” he insisted.
He said the Assembly was concerned that the matter was discussed at the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and the Lagos State House of Assembly and wondered who presented it to those bodies.
Mr. Mohammed appealed to members of the public to disregard such rumours as not only misleading but unfounded.
He advised members of the press to crosscheck and balance their stories before publication in the interest of peace, unity, progress and development of the country.