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