The crisis rocking the Niger State House of Assembly has been described as internal and has nothing to do with Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu as speculated in some media organizations.
Crisis erupted in the State House of Assembly on Monday, which claimed principal officers including the Speaker Adamu Usman.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Israel Ebije, said that speculations over impeachment moves against the governor is false and should be treated as such.
He further stated that the governor enjoys robust relationship with the House of Assembly. He said shortly after the impeachment of the speaker, Hon. Adamu Usman, those parading themselves as new leadership led my Hon. Isah Kawu met with the governor to explain their action and pledge their continuous support.
Ebije said the healthy relationship between the governor and the lawmakers has made Niger state one of the best with high turnover of new laws. He added that Governor Aliyu has worked with the lawmakers, establishing and sustaining robust partnership to deliver dividends of democracy to people of the state since 2007.
He also said that in the past eight years, Aliyu has been able to commission projects, curb unemployment and poverty rates in the state with policies which have received endorsements of the lawmakers with resounding accolades from within and outside the country.
“Let me debunk speculations over alleged impeachment threat against Governor Aliyu. The speculation is sponsored by mischief makers and should be regarded for what it is. The governor has enjoyed robust relationship with the House and that has not changed.
“The action of the House is internal and the decision to change leadership has no other ulterior motive more than the change of leadership which they have allegedly done. Let me therefore call on supporters of Governor Aliyu within and outside the state to remain calm.”
The governor’s spokesman therefore urged the feuding lawmakers to resolve their problems immediately. He said the law and constitution should always be consulted when and if they must further decide on the ongoing crisis in the House.

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