Group commends lawmaker for principle stance on issues of public interest


The Kaduna Democratic League (KDL), has commended Henry Zachariah, a member of the Kaduna House of Assembly, representing Jaba constituency for his principled stance on issues of public interest.
In a statement on Thursday in Kaduna, the group noted that shortly after the Town Hall meeting of March 30, 2024, where Governor Uba Sani raised concerns about the strangulating effect of debts on Kaduna state, Zachariah sponsored a motion to look into the debts, however the house allegedly did not listen to him.
The statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Jerry Madaki, said with the setting up of a committee by the house to probe the eight year administration of El-Rufai, Zachariah has been vindicated.
According to the group, Zachariah who is the chairman of House committee on Information, “damned the consequences of possible suspension and denial of certain privileges in  Lugard Hall and called for the probe of the loans incurred by the El-Rufai led administration.”
Madaki said, “We recall with sadness, how despite the obvious suffocating impact of the loans on the state economy, the house did not listen to the motion sponsored by the erudite lawmaker, thereby, forcing him to address a press conference alone in his office.
“We are glad that today, he has been vindicated with the house resolution to invite certain persons who played active roles in the acquisition and spending of the loans during the last administration for investigation.
“We commend him for his courage and principled stance on issues of public interest”.
The statement urged the lawmaker “to continue on this path of courage, even if he will trail it alone as history has proven that the majority can be wrong while the minority is adjudged right.”
Madaki called  on other members of the state assembly to “remember that they are representing the people and not themselves, hence, the need for them to always speak on things that affect their constituents not only when they are propelled to do so.”


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