The Emir of Bauchi Rilwanu Adamu has approved the removal of Bello Kirfi as Wazirin Bauchi and council member of the emirate.
Mr Kirfi, a top political ally of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has been at loggerheads with the governor for backing the former vice president during the party’s convention.
In a letter dated January 3 and signed by the council secretary, Shehu Muhammad, the Bauchi Emirate Council said the state government directed for his removal for being disloyal to the governor.
“I am directed to refer to a letter received from the Ministry of Local Government Affairs of reference No: MLG/LG/S/72/T dated 30 December, 2022.
“The content of the said letter indicated your disloyalty and disrespect to the Executive Governor of the State and the government. It therefore directed for your removal with immediate effect.
“In view of the above, you are hereby removed from office as Wazirin Bauchi and also as a Council Member of Bauchi Emirate. I wish you the best in all your future endeavours,” the letter reads.
Recall that in a letter dated November 3, 2022 and sent to the national chairman of PDP, Iyochia Ayu, the governor accused the former vice president of working in collaboration with some “Bala Must go” proponents in the state to sabotage his re-election as governor of the state.
According to insiders, “Bala Must go” elements include Mr Kirfi, former governor Adamu Mu’azu and former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.