Yusuf Zailani, Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, has denied that members intend to impeach Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
Ibrahim Danfulani, his media aide, issued a statement in response to his rebuttal.
According to one story, the attempt to impeach the governor came from the governor's strained relationship with the speaker.
In response, Zailani refuted the claim and encouraged the public to disregard it. He committed to conduct an extensive investigation into the source of the information in order to bring the perpetrators to justice and act as a deterrence to future offenders.
“The attention of the Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, has been drawn to reports circulating on social platforms of purported impeachment moves against Governor El-Rufai over corruption allegations.
“This is simply the handiwork of opposition and enemies of progress of the relationship between the legislative arm of government and the executive, apparently, to create crises between the two arms of government and deny the good people of Kaduna the dividends of democracy they get courtesy of the good working relationship between the executive and the legislature”.
“It is also untrue that the state lawmakers are investigating the expenditures of all the ministries, agencies and parastatals of the state government. I, therefore, wish to state categorically that the entire report is maliciously concocted to misinform the general public and should be disregarded in its entirety.
“Let it be noted that the relationship between the legislature and executive is cordial and is expected not only to remain so but be improved upon,” Danfulani added.