Honourabale members of Zamfara State have impeached their majority leader, Hon. Salisu Musa Tsafe for fighting the state governor’s senior driver, Mallam Idris Garuba in public over a mistress they are both dating.
Hon. Tsafe(pictured) and Mallam Garuba had on May 4, 2015 engaged in a physical confrontation over a mistress in Gusau, the state capital. In the fight, Gov. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari’s senior driver bit the majority leader’s fingers.
The matter was later brought before the State House of Assembly by the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lawali Kaura and the Ethics and Privileges Committee was directed to investigate the fight.
Reading the outcome of the committee’s findings, chairman of the committee, Alhaji Isah Abdul-Mumuni told the House that the jealous rivals were invited to testify, including other witnesses.
He said the committee established the fact that both the lawmaker and the governor’s driver fought over the lady in question.
The committee which described the incident as embarrassing not just to their persons but the entire state, recommended that, Salisu Musa Tsafe be impeached as the House Majority Leader and also be suspended from the business of the state legislation till the end of this legislative period.
The committee further recommended that the governor’s senior driver, Malam Idris, be replaced with another person, even as it declared that henceforth, any person who would become a driver to the state governor, his deputy, state Chief Judge and all other important government functionaries in the state, must undergo security screening to avert such embarrassing moment.
By Yinka Ogundimu