- It was a rowdy session in Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday
- The assembly was plunged into tumult following the impeachment of deputy speaker, Mukhtar Hazo
- A member almost stole the mace as Isaac Auta, a member representing Kauru constituency, was elected into Hazo's position
Hon Mukhtar Isa Hazo, the deputy speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, has been impeached, Sahara Reporters reports.
Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the assembly during a plenary on Thursday, June 11.
He was said to have demonstrated lack of courage and competence towards the discharge of his duties, prompting the lawmakers to pass no vote of confidence on him.
The state assembly has since elected Isaac Auta, an honourable member representing Kauru constituency in Kaduna, as the new deputy speaker.
His emergence as the second leader of the assembly followed a rowdy session that almost resulted in the stealing of mace by a member, Liman Dahiru.
Dahiru, representing Makera constituency, is an ally of the embattled former deputy speaker.
Legit.ng gathers that he almost made his way with the mace but was grabbed by the house sergeant at arm while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the mace from him.
Auta was immediately sworn in by the clerk of the assembly with Dahiru dragged out of the chamber in torn cloth.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Imo chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally taken a humble pie as the opposition party returned the two vehicles said to belong to the state government.
The vehicles, a black Innoson and white JAC, were reportedly donated by the former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, for the activities of the party.
But upon the ascendency of Hope Uzodinma as the governor following a Supreme Court judgement that ruled in favour of the ruling party as per the 2019 guber election in the state, Imo government demanded the prompt return of the vehicles.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Uzodinma mandated PDP to hand over the vehicles to the appropriate authority on the ground that they are government's properties.