October 7, 2022

Langtang North impeachment saga: State Assembly nullifies process against council boss

The Plateau State House of Assembly has nullified the impeachment process against the executive chairman of Langtang North Local Government Area, Barr Zulfa Rimven which was carried out by some members of the legislative council.

Recall that some legislators of the aforementioned council had on Tuesday carried out the impeachment process on the chairman.

However, sitting during plenary, the State Assembly declared that the purported impeachment of Rimven as “null, void”, and that status quo should be maintained.

The Speaker of the State House Assembly, Rt. Hon Yakubu Sanda, declared that there was no official communication from the council legislators for the removal of the council chairman.

This was after a motion raised by the member representing Pankshin South Hon. Philip Dasun which was seconded by the member representing Shendam Local Government Council at the State Assembly.

The House in its resolution, noted that the action of the Langtang North Legislative Arm is “null and void” as such, the status quo should be maintained pending the investigation of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy, Chaired by Hon. Ibrahim Baba Hassan.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned committee was given one week to submit its report.

Speaking on the development, the council chairman, Barr. Rimven said he remains in charge of the council and would continue to work out modalities to better the lives of the people at the grassroot.

Rimven described the vote of no confidence passed on him as “scandalous, irritating and laughable”.

According to him, “I was not served any impeachment notice not to think of failing to respond to any allegations the legislators raised.”

On the allegations of corruption levelled against him by some legislators, the chairman said, “These are lies from the pit of hell.

“As the Executive Chairman of Langtang North, my relationship with my councillors, we are one big family and we would resolve our differences soon” .

He thanked the Speaker of the state Assembly, the people of the state and the APC family for their support and called on the citizenry to always support the party at all times.

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