Kaduna Assembly Speaker, Deputy Impeached… New Ones Elected


More than one month after he was given an ultimatum by his colleagues to improve on his leadership style, the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Usman Muazu Gangara, from Giwa East Constituency and his deputy, Dr Dogara Mato, from Lere Constituency, have both been impeached by 19 out of 34 members of the Assembly.

The former Speaker, his deputy and six other principal officers of the House were all absent on Tuesday, when the impeachment proceeding presided over by Hon. Philemon Usman Mana, representing Makera Constituency, was carried out.

19 out of 26 eligible voters from 34 members that were present during the session gave their nod for the impeachment.

Hon Shehu Usman Tahir representing Giwa West Constituency was immediately elected as new Speaker while Hon Peter Adamu, from Kagarko Constituency, was elected Deputy Speaker.

Addressing reporters shortly after his election, the new Speaker denied the claim that Vice President Namadi Sambo and Kaduna state governor, Mukhtar Yero were behind the impeachment adding that the desire to effect change in the leadership of the Assembly was to ensure robust lawmaking in the state which was lacking in the last leadership.

The former Speaker and his deputy are yet to react to news of their impeachment as at the time of filing this report.


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