- Members of the Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, June 11, engaged in physical combat of the impeachment of the deputy speaker, Mukhtar Hazo
- Hazo and his loyalists were said to have planned to impeach the speaker, Yusuf Zailani
- The new deputy speaker of the House is Isaac Auta
A video clip by Channel TV reveals that there was a fracas in the Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, June 11, as members exchanged blows over the impeachment of the deputy speaker, Mukhtar Hazo.
Legit.ng gathered that following Hazo’s impeachment during plenary, the lawmakers elected the member representing Kauru constituency, Isaac Auta, as the new deputy speaker.
His impeachment notice was signed by 24 members of the Assembly.
The report had it that before he was removed from office, there were speculations of an alleged plot by seven members of the House led by the former deputy speaker to impeach the speaker, Yusuf Zailani.
The lawmakers in support of the former deputy speaker, however, exchanged blows with other members in the process of trying to remove the mace of House after the impeachment.
In his reaction, the speaker told Channels TV that the impeached deputy was the architect of his own misfortune.
Zailani accused Hazo of conniving with other lawmakers to remove him as the speaker, claiming that the former deputy speaker also committed other infractions that were against the rule of the House.
Earlier, some policemen and other security operatives stormed the Assembly complex over the plot to impeach the speaker who was elected into office on February 25.
Some lawmakers who were not happy with his style of leadership were said to have perfected plans to impeach him during plenary.
In order to forestall any breakdown of law and order, all entrances leading in and out of the complex were barricaded by the security operatives.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the assembly during a plenary on Thursday, June 11.
It was reported that he was said to have demonstrated a lack of courage and competence towards the discharge of his duties, prompting the lawmakers to pass no vote of confidence on him.