TARABA State House of Assembly, yesterday, sacked the state Deputy Governor, Sanni Danladi, over gross misconduct following an impeachment process embarked upon by the House weeks ago.
The House, which convened yesterday mainly to take a decision on the embattled Deputy Governor, impeached him after 20 out of 24 members in the House gave their support.
Part of the process that concluded the impeachment was the adoption of a report of the judicial panel that was set up to investigate all the allegations leveled against the Deputy Governor. Three members were absent at the sitting, while one member abstained from the impeachment process.
Excerpt of the notice against him had read: “That by virtue of your being the deputy governor of Taraba State, you had easy access to the office of the Federal Government/World Bank’s Millennium Development Goals projects in the state and other state agencies.
“And in that capacity, therefore, you used your office and influence and caused to be diverted MDGs facilities and street-light projects to Yaggai Academy, a private school owned and operated by Yaggai Academy Limited, with you as the altar ego of the company and thereby denying the under-privileged members of the state access to and use of such facilities, and doing so contravenes the oath of office you sworn to.
“That you, Danladi, have demonstrated a clear lack of capacity and or a refusal to properly discharge the functions of your office and so doing, you have created disaffection, disharmony, favouritism and undue interference in the running of the government.
“Instead of working in harmony with your stakeholders in your local council and the state, you have resorted to acts of incitement of the populace against the stakeholders with all the attendant negative consequences.”
The notice, which was raised on the floor of the House by the Deputy Speaker, Abel Peter Diah, further accused the Deputy Governor of negligence of duty.