Breaking: Majority Leader, Deputy, Chief Whip Sacked in Northern State House of Assembly

Breaking: Majority Leader, Deputy, Chief Whip Sacked in Northern State House of Assembly

  • Three principal members of the Niger state House of Assembly were impeached on Thursday, September 8
  • The impeached lawmakers are Majority Leader Binta Mamman, Deputy Majority Leader, and Chief Whip Bello Ahmed
  • In their place, the House elected successors who took over the lawmakers' offices during a plenary session on Thursday

Niger - The Niger Assembly on Thursday, September 8, impeached the majority leader, the deputy majority leader, and the chief whip.

The Nation reports that the lawmakers, Saleh Ibrahim, Binta Mamman, and Bello Ahmed, were replaced by the House immediately.

Niger Assembly
The decision was taken during a plenary on Thursday, September 8 (Photo: @GovNiger)
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Their successors are Mohammed Abba Bala, the new majority leader, Madaki Malik Bosso (deputy majority leader), and Salihu Tama Edati, the new chief whip.

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The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Niger state chapter, Haliru Zakari Jikantoro, has appeared before the state house of the assembly committee investigating 72 tractors allegedly missing.

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The allegedly missing tractors belonged to 25 local government areas in the state.

Niger state house of assembly investigative committee invites APC chairman The chairman of the committee, Malik Bosso, said the lawmakers invited the APC chairman after it was revealed that he signed a memo that was approved by the governor in relation to the award of a contract for the refurbishing of the tractors.

"The tractors were contracted to Dogara Ga Allah Ventures for refurbishing and repair when the APC chairman was serving as commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state.
"The tractors are yet to be returned", he said:

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He added that the current commissioner of the same ministry, Abbas Bello, one Yahuza, had also been invited 3 times to speak their side of the story on the role they played in the contract but had yet to appear.

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According to the investigative committee chairman, Bello initiated the contract when the the ruling APC chairman was the commissioner in the ministry.

The APC leader, also a former chairman of Munya LGA, was alleged to have taken 3 tractors from the contractor.

Source: Legit.ng

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