- A district head in Yobe state has been reportedly suspended for openly disrespecting Governor Mai Mala Buni
- The district head was accused of raining insults on the governor during an outdoor event in the state
- A letter informing the district head was sent to him on Monday, October 18 by the secretary of his territory
Damaturu - The Nation newspaper is reporting that Ali Maina Gabai, the District Head of Gabai in Gujba Emirate in Yobe, has been suspended over his comments directed at the state governor, Mai Mala Buni.
According to the report, the suspension was conveyed in a letter signed by the secretary of the emirate, Mohammed Ali Yusuf.
Part of the letter read:
“I am directed by the Gujba Emirate Council to write and inform you by this letter that your service with the Emirate Council as the District Head of Gabai has been indefinitely suspended.
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”Your suspension was as a result of your negative statements, gross misconduct, disobedience, and disrespect to the constituted authority.
“For this reasons and owing to the magnitude of your misconduct, the Gujba Emirate Council has decided and suspended indefinitely your appointment with immediate effect as from today 18th October 2021 until further notice and pending investigation into the matter.
“This letter is copied to the Honorable Commissioner Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Chairman Gulani Local Government Council for their information and further action.”
Investigation revealed that the District Head rained abuses on Buni when he was asked by the state executive’s Aide De Camp (ADC) to remove his hands from his pocket before exchanging shaking the governor.
An eyewitness said the ADC’s request was declined in a disrespectful manner accompanied with insults to the hearing of the governor.
The district head was immediately arrested and detained in a police cell over the incident.
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Meanwhile, Governor Buni who doubles as the caretaker chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Friday, October 15, warned that the party would not condone deliberate acts of sabotage by anyone or group intended to ridicule the process and outcome of the state congress.
He maintained that there was no parallel congress anywhere, insisting that any congress conducted outside the published guideline cannot stand.
The APC state congresses were characterised by controversies as many states produced two sets of executives from different factions.