- The first female majority leader of the Niger state House of Assembly, Binta Mamman, has been impeached
- Mamman was ousted on Thursday, December 24, during the House's plenary
- Journalists are yet to get verifiable information as to what triggered this move by lawmakers
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Lawmakers in Niger's state House of Assembly on Thursday, December 24, took a very serious decision that made history.
Members of the House impeached Binta Mamman during a plenary session that was held on Thursday, The Nation reports.
Honourable Mamman, until her impeachment, was the first female House leader in the state's legislature.
Nothing official has been said to why the former leader was impeached or the number and names of the lawmakers that supported the action against her.
Meanwhile, Honourable Francis Okiye, the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, had been impeached on Monday, October 12.
His impeachment came during a brief plenary session of the assembly. Okiye’s impeachment followed a motion by Henry Okhurobo the majority leader of the House and signed by nine of the members who were present at the brief sitting.
The state assembly had since elected Marcus Onobhu, an honourable member representing Esan West constituency as the new speaker.
This development came two months after the deputy speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye was impeached.
He was impeached on Wednesday, August 5, during a plenary session of the assembly in Benin city, the state capital. In his place, Honourable Roland Asoro, a member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency in the House of Assembly was elected deputy speaker.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the crisis rocking the Edo state House of Assembly took another twist on Monday, October 12, as Okiye was suspended as the speaker of the House.
The impeached speaker was suspended for three months to allow for a peaceful transition. Legit.ng gathered that he was impeached over alleged highhandedness and misappropriation of funds.
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