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BREAKING….. Speaker of Jigawa Assembly Impeached

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Jigawa house of assembly impeaches speaker

The Jigawa House of Assembly on
Tuesday impeached its Speaker, Alhaji Idris Garba and elected
Alhaji Isa Idris of Gwaram Constituency as the new Speaker.

The Deputy
Speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Garba presided over the sitting attended
by 23 members.

The Clerk of the house, Alhaji Hussaini Ali
earlier announced that he received an impeachment notice
signed by 25 of the 30 assembly members, and which he read
on the floor of the house.

Ali disclosed that members of the assembly impeached the
speaker due to alleged high handedness and abuse of power.

The Deputy Speaker read the impeachment notice on the floor
of the house, and confirmed the number of members that
signed the notice.

Garba said that 25 of the 30-member assembly that endorsed
the impeachment notice showed that it met the constitutional
requirement of two third to impeach any of its principal officers.

“With this development, I hereby declare the seat of the
Speaker vacant and a fresh election should be conducted to
elect the new speaker,” he said.

Two members– Alhaji Isa Dutse of Dutse
Municipal constituency and Isa Idris of Gwaram constituency–
were nominated for the election to replace the impeached
Speaker.

Isa Idris, however, defeated Isa Dutse with 12 to six votes,
while five members were indifferent.

In his acceptance Speech, the new Speaker promised to run an
open door policy and solicited members support and
cooperation.

 

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