All the 19 members of the Sagnarigu District Assembly who signed a petition seeking to impeach the District Chief Executive Mariama Iddirisu for gross arrogance and establishing dictatorship were hauled before the overlord of Tamale, Gupke Naa Alhassan Abdulai over the weekend and coerced to drop the intent, just three days to the day the embattled DCE was expected to file her response for the impeachment process.
The members of the assembly signed a petition and copied to the Northern Regional Minister and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to pass a vote of no confidence in the DCE.
The petitioners cited gross arrogance and disrespect as well as the DCE’s disregard for some arms of the assembly as grounds for her removal. They also accused her of allocating to herself a vehicle meant for monitoring RING projects.
But sources close to the petitioners say they have decided to rescind their decision to push for her impeachment following series of deliberations with some chiefs and political heads in the region.
Speaking to Ultimate News after the meeting, the Presiding Member (PM) of the assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Awal said the DCE showed remorse before the petitioners during the meeting with the Chiefs hence the decision of the petitioners to “tamper justice with mercy”.