19 Of 25 Niger Assembly Members Impeach Speaker


The wind of impeachment blowing across the country has caught up with Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Hon. Adamu Usman, as 19 of the 25 members impeached him on Tuesday.

The house also unanimously elected Hon. Isah Mohammed Kawu of Bida 1 State Constituency in his stead as Speaker.

The impeachment of Mr. Usman came on the heels of his alleged mobilization of members of the assembly to serve impeachment notice on the state governor, Babangida Aliyu.

In his acceptance speech, Kawu, who was first elected Speaker in 2012, but was impeached after one legislative week, commended his colleagues for the honour done him.

The new speaker also called for people’s understanding and appealed that no erroneous meaning be read to the change in leadership of the house.

Also impeached are deputy speaker, Hon. Abdulraham Bala Gambo, Majority leader, Hon. Haruna Labaran and Chief Whip, Hon. Abdullahi Lawal.

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