18 Members Of Zamfara State Assembly Vote For Deputy Governor’s Impeachment

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As the movement for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State continued to cause controversy and gather momentum, a rowdy session was witnessed on Thursday.

Theleadnewsreport.com gathered that on Thursday 18 out of 24 members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly voted for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau, from office.

The vote for the impeachment followed a motion moved by the state Deputy Speaker and Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo, which was seconded by Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, from Maru North in the state.

It was gathered that after seconding the motion, the Speaker of the House, Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, directed the clerk to effect the voting as required by the law.

A press statement issued on Thursday night by the Director-General, Press Affairs and Public Relations of the State House of Assembly, Mallam Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, said 18 out of 24 lawmakers voted for the deputy governor’s impeachment.

Speaker Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya said they have satisfied the requirements of the law and passed a resolution of the House requesting the state Chief Judge, Kulu Aliyu, to immediately constitute a panel to investigate all the allegations levelled against the deputy governor.

It could be recalled that at the plenary sitting held on Wednesday, the speaker directed that each member of the House be served with the impeachment notice alongside allegations leveled against the deputy.

The move to impeach the deputy governor heightened on Wednesday 9th of February 2022.


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