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Updated: How Zamfara Assembly impeached deputy governor, Gusau

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Updated: How Zamfara Assembly impeached deputy governor, Gusau

The Zamfara state House of Assembly has impeached the state Deputy Governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.

At plenary on Wednesday, 20 out 24 members voted for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor after the report submitted by the judicial panel of investigation found him guilty of the allegations levelled against him.

The report was read by the Speaker of the Assembly, Honorable Nasiru Muazu Magarya.

Earlier on Wednesday, the seven-man panel set up to investigate alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office leveled against Gusau had ended its sitting and submitted its report.

The panel had Justice Halidu Tanko-Soba as Chairman, with Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN), as Deputy Chairman and Abdul-Atadoga Ibrahim (SAN), Hussaini Zakariyau, (SAN), Amina Tanimu-Marafa, Alhaji Sani Mande and Ahmad Buhari-Rabah, as members.Presenting the copies of the report to the Speaker, Okpeseyi said they were not empowered to talk about the report with any one.

Updated: How Zamfara Assembly impeached deputy governor, Gusau

“We have done our duty with utmost integrity and diligence and we have compiled this report based on the evidences we have gathered in the course of our duty,” he said.

Responding, the Speaker of the Assembly said they would work on the report with the context of section 188 of the constitution. He then thanked the panel for discharging their duties in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, a serving senator, Hassan Gusau has been appointed as Zamfara Dep. Governor.Hassan Gusau has been appointed as Zamfara Dep. Governor.

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