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Mahdi Ali's Impeachment, Disheartening, Saraki Says


 Bukola Saraki Condemns Impeachment Of Zamfara Deputy Governor Mahdi Ali. 

.... Says Impeachment, An Embarrassment To Democracy 

– Calls On All Political Leaders To, Condemn Act. 

Dr. Bukola Saraki, former Senate President has in his statement on Friday February 25 2022, condemned impeachment of Mahdi Ali the erstwhile Deputy Governor of Zamfara state. 

“After 21-years of our democracy, when all leaders should be following the Constitution, the abrupt impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Barrister Mahdi Ali, without following due process —  just because he refused to join the ruling party is truly disheartening.

“We cannot attempt to subvert the freedom of association of any individual — whether a sitting public office holder or a regular citizen. This freedom allows any individual to freely join or exit a political party when he deems fit. 

“The ruling party should not and cannot attempt to brow-beat a public office holder to join their party or to bend to their political leanings, simply because they have the majority in the legislature.

“We must preserve the integrity of our democratic institutions, otherwise, we risk setting dangerous constitutional and political precedents that can spiral.

“All leaders, in both the ruling APC, and my party, the PDP, must come out to condemn this impeachment as an embarrassment to our democracy. We must all stand with Barr. Mahdi Ali, for his courage and tenacity in the face of overwhelming adversity. 

“This young leader has shown that he is a  person with true conviction. He stands as a beacon of hope for many young Nigerians!”, he added. 

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