May 26, 2024

El Rural Son, Threatening State Assembly Over Probe of His Father’s Administration

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El Rural Son, Threatening State Assembly Over Probe of His Father’s Administration

The House of Assembly also accused him of condemning the House for establishing a committee to probe his father’s administration from 2015 to 2023.

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has said that the member of the House representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency, Mohammed Bello El-Rufai, son of the immediate past governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, threatened the Speaker of the Assembly.

The House of Assembly also accused him of condemning the House for establishing a committee to probe his father’s administration from 2015 to 2023.

This was made known in a statement issued on Wednesday by the State House of Assembly and signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications to the Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mal. Suraj Bamalli.

Bamalli stated that shortly after the State House of Assembly established a committee to investigate financial dealings, loans, grants, and project implementation from 2015-2023 in the state, Bello took to social media with two tweets, now deleted, insinuating a call to “fight”.

He was accused of also disrespecting the entire state legislative arm of the government.

Bamalli said, “In light of recent events, the Kaduna State House of Assembly wishes to address the erratic and unruly actions of Hon. Bello El-Rufai, the member representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency.

“Shortly after the establishment of a committee to investigate financial dealings, loans, grants, and projects implementation from 2015-2023 in Kaduna State, Hon. Bello Elrufai took to social media with two tweets, now deleted, insinuating a call to “fight” and disrespecting the entire Legislative Arm of Government.

“Additionally, he sent insulting and subtle threat messages to the Rt. Hon Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Yusuf Liman via WhatsApp.

“The screenshots of these tweets and messages have been widely circulated, causing concern among the citizens of Kaduna State. It is disheartening that a Federal Lawmaker, entrusted with representing the people, would resort to such behavior attempting to obstruct the lawful functions of the State Assembly.”

“The Kaduna State House of Assembly wants to reassure the good people of Kaduna State that it remains steadfast in its commitment to serving without fear or favor.

“The members of the Assembly took an oath to uphold the integrity of their office and ensure due diligence in their duties, regardless of any attempts at intimidation or threats.”

Bamalli stressed that “threats and intimidation from anyone, including federal lawmakers, will not deter the Kaduna House of Assembly from its pursuit of justice and accountability”.

Bello El Rufai

“The Assembly remains resolute in its mandate to provide checks and balances and uphold the rule of law in Kaduna State.

“We urge the good people of Kaduna State to remain vigilant and steadfast in their support for transparency, accountability and the rule of law. The Kaduna State House of Assembly will continue to serve the best interests of the state and its citizens,” he added.

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