Lawmakers at the Kaduna State House of Assembly yesterday debunked rumors of an impeachment plot against the Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Tahir.
Rumors have been making the rounds that there are moves to impeach the speaker, but at yesterday’s plenary, the lawmakers shot down the rumors by passing a vote of confidence on the House leadership.
Member representing Kachia constituency, David Umar, brought the issue before the House in a motion which was seconded by Yakubu Yusuf, member representing Zaria Kewaye. The motion pointed out the need to debunk the rumors.
“The speculation in the media that there are moves to impeach the leadership of the House has been brought to our notice. We hereby debunk the speculation and also allay fears relating to such moves. We are comfortable with the leadership of the Assembly and we pledge our loyalty and support to the speaker and all principal officers. In this direction therefore, I wish to move that we pass a vote of confidence on the leadership of this House”, Umar said.
Aliyu Balarabe Jigo, representing Kakangi Constituency in Birnin Gwari, also supported the motion, noting that the present leadership of the House has performed well.
In his remarks, the speaker said he is open to constructive criticism, adding that he will not relent in his duties.