Saturday, February 27, 2021

Ganduje sacks aide, Salihu Yakasai for criticising Buhari

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been relieved of his appointment for asking for President Buhari’s resignation over his failure to tackle widespread abductions in the country.

According to a statement issued by the state government, Tanko-Yakasai who has since been arrested was sacked over his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the (APC) government which he is serving.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement Saturday, said the sack is with immediate effect.

He said the aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public.

“The aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe,” Garba says.

Ganduje also warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing superfluous controversy.

Recall that Yakasai was earlier suspended by Ganduje after his remark about Buhari during the #EndSARS protest but was reinstated weeks after.

Earlier today, Salihu was arrested after demanding Buhari’s resignation over the failure of his government to arrest widespread abductions in the country in a tweet on Friday..

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