- The lawmakers in the Yobe state House of Assembly have reacted to a report claiming they are planning to impeach Governor Mai Mala Buni
- Abdullahi Bazua, the vice-chairman of the House Committee on media said the allegations were “false, baseless and malicious”
- Bazua added that the state assembly intends to take legal action against the news platform that published the report
Damaturu, Yobe state - Yobe State House of Assembly has denied the impeachment move against Governor Mai Mala Buni.
The Nation reported that the lawmakers at a briefing in Damaturu also issued a legal threat against the publishers of the report, NEWS NET GLOBAL over a report to that effect.
The vice-chairman of the House Committee on media Abdullahi Bazua said the allegations were “false, baseless and malicious”.
He stated that the House has complete confidence in Governor Mai Mala Buni and his leadership style.
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The statement reads:
“The Hon. Members wish to condemn in totality the story published in an online news medium, NEWS NET GLOBAL titled “Impeachment Governor Buni seals threat with automatic ticket to 24 Assembly members in Yobe”, as well as video clip being circulated by one Mohammed Yakubu Lai-lai on the same subject. We the entire Hon Members of the House wish to categorically State that the above statement is false, baseless, and malicious.
“Meanwhile the Hon. Members wish to reiterate its continuous support and cooperation to the Executive Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni for the respect and cordial relationship that have been existing between the two arms of the government.
“Finally, the Hon Members intend to take legal action against the perpetrators of such malicious publication.”
Buni bags authentic man of the year award, Bode Olagoke, others shine
In another report, the governor of Yobe state and former caretaker committee chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Mai Mala Buni emerged as the Man of the Year 2021.
Buni was given the award by Authentic News Daily, a Kaduna-based multiple award-winning online news medium.
A statement signed by Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, consulting editor of the medium and sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, December 2, also named the Deputy Online Editor of Blueprint Newspaper, Bode Olagoke as the Journalist of the year 2021.