Crisis As Speaker and Deputy Speaker of State Assembly Are Impeached

Crisis As Speaker and Deputy Speaker of State Assembly Are Impeached

  • A Kebbi lawmaker, Ismaila Abdulmummuni Kamba, is no longer the speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly
  • Kamba's leadership of the House came to an end on Tuesday, August 24, after he lost the support of Twenty members of the Assembly
  • The lawmakers who supported the motion to remove the speaker justified their action in a letter made available to journalists

Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state - An emerging report indicates that the peaker of the Kebbi state House of Assembly, Ismaila Abdulmummuni Kamba, has been impeached.

Kamba was impeached along with his deputy, Muhammadu Buhari Aliyu, by the House on Tuesday, August 24, Daily Trust reported.

Crisis hits Kebbi House of Assembly as speaker and his deputy are impeached
Members of the Kebbi State at a gathering during plenary. Photo: Kebbi State House of Assembly
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The impeachment motion was endorsed by Twenty out of the 24 members of the assembly.

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The legislators swore-in Muhammad Abubakar Lolo, representing Bagudo West, as the new speaker.

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On the other hand, another lawmaker, Mohammaed Usman Zuru, representing Zuru constituency was made the new deputy speaker.

Vanguard reported that the clerk of the house, Usman Ahmad Bunza, informed journalists in a letter that the two house leaders were found to have committed an impeachable offence.

Armed policemen were deployed at the premises of the House to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

The Nation reported that all efforts to get the reaction of the impeached speaker and the deputy speak proved abortive as they refused to speak to newsmen.

Banditry: Katsina lawmakers weep over insecurity

Meanwhile, the sorry state of insecurity in Nigeria overcame two lawmakers in Katsina state who broke down in tears at a plenary deliberating over the issue of insecurity afflicting many local government areas of the state, Punch Newspaper reports.

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The two Katsina State House of Assembly members on Monday who burst into tears are Alhaji Haruna Goma, representing Dandume constituency and Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, representing Funtua constituency.

According to Goma, about 11 persons were killed in two communities of Dandume, while many were abducted recently.

Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, advises Buhari to reduce the external borrowings

In another news, Ahmad Lawan, president of the Senate, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the external borrowings being incurred to fund the country’s annual budgets.

This Day reported that the principal lawmaker advised the president to, instead, focus on blocking financial leakages and avoiding wastage in all tiers of government.

Lawan said this on Monday, August 23, in Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the State House.


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