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Forum demands restoration of Tambuwal's rights, privileges

03 November 2014, 21:27

Sokoto - The Kebbe/Tambuwal local governments stakeholders' forum on Monday demanded the restoration of all rights and privileges accruing to the office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal.

The forum made the demand through the Speaker, Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Lawal Zayyana, in a letter entitled, "protest against the unconstitutional act of withdrawal of security details of speaker".

The letter was signed by the caretaker chairmen of Kebbe and Tambuwal local governments, Alhaji Bala Kokani and Alhaji Sambo Modo, respectivley, as well as the councillors from the areas.

It was also co-signed by five stakeholders each from the two local government areas and two state assembly men from the areas.

The letter, which was handed over to Zayyana by Alhaji Abdussamad Dasuki (APC-Tambuwal West) stated that  "the withdrawal of the security details is clearly detrimental to the federation of Nigeria.

"This act clearly cast doubt in the competence of the Inspector General of Police to keep to his oath of office of doing right to all manner of people without fair or favour or ill will".

Also read: Tambuwal moves to stop planned removal

It stated that the act was also in contrast to with the judgment of Justice Faji of the Federal High Court, Ilorin Division in suit number FHC/CS/6/2014.

"He held that indeed there was faction in PDP and therefore, the members of the state House of Assembly have the right to defect to APC."

The letter added that the act constituted a breach of section 63(1)(g) of Nigerian Constitution.

It said the police action was a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers and usurpation of the function of Judiciary.

The letter further urged the Federal Government to restore the security details for the speaker.

"This is because the speaker is for all members of the house and for all Nigerians for the avoidance of doubt."

The leader of the delegation, Alhaji Nagwari Tambuwal, said it had become necessary for kebbe/Tambuwal people to show solidarity with the speaker. 

He added that the speaker's defection to APC was fully supported by the people of the local governments as well as the state.

The speaker of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Lawalli Zayyana, assured the people that the letter would be considered and directed to the appropriate authority.

He thanked the forum for its support to the state in maintaining the peaceful coexistence of the people.

 - NAN


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