By Patience Ogbodo
BAUCHI â€” THEÂ Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Muhammad Garba Gadi, who is currently facing impeachment threat for his refusal to decamp with Governor Isa Yuguda to PDP, has said it will be dishonourable for him to resign at this point of his travails.
Gadi stated this while addressing a press conference in his office, saying though he had received calls and messages from some prominent personalities who advisedÂ him to resign so as to get his full benefits that include N100 million, he refused.
According to him,Â â€œIt would be most dishonourable for meÂ to resign now when a panel has been set up for investigation.
â€œPeople have been visiting and calling, advising me that I should resign which they claim is more honourable. But to my mind, that will be most dishonourable because if somebody has accused you of misdeeds and then you resign because of that, you are just confirming that you are guilty. I believe I am not guilty,â€ he said.
Gadi called on all well-meaning Nigerians, who stand for justice, wherever they might be, to offer prayers and fast for him so that he may triumph against the injustices he is being subjected to.
He added, â€œI want to thank all those who have called or sent me messages that they are praying for me with their families.
People are rising in my defence from far and near. I want to assure them that I am for the people and that whatever course I fight is for the people.â€
He prayed that God should punish those who have contributed in any measure to his suffering, saying he believed that the investigation being carried out to nail him will not succeed.
â€œI never believed I will be found wanting. I had served in the civil service for 30 years and had not even once been indicted for any financial wrong doing,â€ he stated.
Answering question on the decamping of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly alongside 17 other members to PDP , GadiÂ said he does not bothered with their decampingÂ saying that it is their right to do so.