The Acting Chairman of Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State, Bashir Kasim Dandago, has distanced the council from a court order, restraining Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf from accessing funds in the joint State/Local Government Account, for the construction of two bridges in the state.
Dandago, who made this known while briefing newsmen alongside six out of 10 councillors of the LGA, rejected a court order obtained by the chairmen of the 44 local government areas of the state.
According to him, the elected council chairman, Khalid Ishaq Diso who signed the lawsuit upon which the court order was granted, is still being suspended by the State House of Assembly and a law court.
“The chairman cannot now under suspension be part of any resolution of the 44 local government chairmen because he lacks that powers, and as such his actions violate the constitutional provisions,” he said.
He however expressed support for the governor’s intention, to use the joint account to execute the project.
“We emphasize our full support to the execution of two under-bridge bypass projects, and we stand by it,” Dandago declared.
The LG boss further explained that the suspended chairman was accused of financial misappropriation, leading to his suspension by the House of Assembly.
According to him, a subsisting court order is restraining Dandago from parading himself as the Chairman of Gwale LGA.
He however accused the suspended chairman of impersonation “because for now he is under suspension and has no power whatsoever to speak on behalf of the council”.