Shocking: Deputy Speaker aspirant, Idris Wase faces fresh abuse of office allegation.
The coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has accused Hon. Idris Wase, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of Deputy Speaker in the incoming House of Representatives, of committing acts considered abuse of office.
Specifically, the CUPP said Wase allegedly owned and operated a private company while still a serving member of the House of Representatives in violation of the Constitution and the Code of Conduct for public office holders.
In a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the coalition said
Wase owned and operated his family’s private company, Walbansa Nigeria Limited, together with his two wives and children for many years up until April, 2018.
According to CUPP, “Certified True Copies of documents obtained from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) show that he (Wase) only relinquished his shares in the company, Walbansa Nigeria Limited, on April 30, 2018 about the time he was to become the Deputy Majority Leader of the House after the demise of Hon Umar Buba Jibrin who held the position since 2015.
“Wase, who has been the Chairman of the House Committee on Federal Character in different assemblies, was the majority shareholder in Walbansa Nigeria Limited owning 350,000 ordinary shares while his son Ala-Adin and two wives- Fatima and Nafisa owned the remaining shares of the company.
“However, on April 30, 2018, he transferred all his shares to his son by name Ala-Aldin Ahmed, meaning that even while serving as a ranking member of the House he continued to run his private company in violation of the Code of Conduct for public officers set out in the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution,” the statement noted.
Going by the report we gathered at DAILY POST , it says that Wase, who himself had earlier aspired to become Speaker of the ninth National Assembly, stepped down to deputise for Femi Gbajabiamila, the anointed candidate of the APC for the position after he was prevailed upon by the party to do so