Lawmakers of the Kebbi State house of assembly have served the state governor, Alhaji Saidu Dakingari,  with an impeachment notice for alleged gross misconduct
. The 12 members had on Tuesday claimed to have impeached the Speaker, Mohammed Shalla and deputy, Mohammed Ja’afaru and subsequently installed a former Speaker, Habib Jega, who was impeached in a controversial manner in November 2014, as the new Speaker.
They later made available to newsmen on Wednesday a signed notice in which they listed six impeachable offences against the governor.
The offences which they listed against the governor are:
*That Governor Sa’idu Dakingari committed grave violation of the provision of Section 5(1)(a) of the Kebbi State Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Bureau Law,2006 in that the Chairman of the Bureau is to be a retired civil servant, but the governor appointed a serving Permanent Secretary/Solicitor General of the State Ministry of justice, as Chairman of the Bureau; *That the governor committed gross misconduct by accessing and obtaining a loan facility to the tune of N2 billion from Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Support Fund set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) without obtaining the necessary confirmation of two-thirds majority of the Assembly, which was opposed by nine of 24 members; *That the governor continues work with unelected local government areas in the state whose tenure in office already expired on or about the 18th September, 2014, two years after oath of office as provided by Section 18(1) of Kebbi State Local Government Law, 2008 and thereby committed a gross misconduct; *That between January 2015 and April 2015, the governor misappropriated the sum of N1.8 billion from the state government funds in the name of general election 2015 even when there is no provision for that expenditure in the Appropriation Law 2015; •That the governor misappropriated N965 million in the name of the official visits of the president, vice president and First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between November 2014 and March, 2015 and that the vice president and First Lady did not make any official visit to Kebbi State within the said period, and thereby thereby committed gross misconduct;
*That the governor issued the renovation and furnishing of the presidential lodge and other government lodges at the cost of N558.5 million to unknown contractor in September 2011 and thereafter within two months period between October 2014 and November, 2014, the governor inflated the cost of renovation and furnishing to the tune of N1.3 billion and that the contract sum was increased by the sum of N788.3 million, thereby committing misconduct.
However, the governor, in his reaction to the development, through the Secretary to the State Government, Garba Kamba, said the action of the members was Illegal and unconstitutional.
He submitted that “By this very act, the purported members have pre-empted the decision of the Kebbi State High Court,” Mr. Kamba said. “These members aim to cause disaffection and truncate the smooth transition of government following the recent election.”

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