Thursday, 19 June 2014

Niger APC threatens to expose state assembly

Niger State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has threatened to expose what is described as the rot in the State House of Assembly following Tuesday’s suspension of the minority leader, Mohammed Nurudeen Umar. The minority leader was handed over a three months suspension by the Assembly over allegations he made on the Assembly in an interview he granted one of the national dailies recently. The lawmaker in the interview alleged that the Assembly was bribed by the executive arm of government to remove two former speakers of the House. Publicity secretary of the party, Jonathan Vatsa, in a statement, said the action of the House has further confirmed that the members have been reduced to mere rubber stamps who are serving the interest of the executive. “The truth must be told, the House would not have acted with the swiftness it has done if the government’s interests were not touched in the said interview granted by Hon. Muhammad Nuradeen Umar,” he said. “Our party (APC) considered and support the fact as clearly stated by the Member that Governor Aliyu’s big projects were on paper. Let the members search their conscience and they will know that what has been going on in the State was nothing but deception,” the party stated.

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