Jigawa Assembly Sacks Speaker

January 3, 2017
Jigawa Assembly Sacks Speaker

Jigawa Assembly Sacks Speaker

By Dipo Olowookere

The Jigawa State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Mr Idris Garba, over allegations bordering on high handedness and abuse of power.

Clerk of the Assembly, Mr Hussaini Ali, informed the lawmakers that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 of the 30 assembly members, which he read on the floor.

During the plenary on Tuesday morning presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Ahmed Garba, and attended by 23 members, the Assembly emphasised that due to the allegations, it was necessary to have a new leader.

After Mr Garba was impeached as Speaker, the lawmakers elected Mr Isa Idris, representing Gwaram Constituency, as their Speaker.

Before the action, the Deputy Speaker had noted that the 25 of the 30-member Assembly that endorsed the impeachment notice met the constitutional requirement of two third to impeach any of its principal officers.

Meanwhile, the new Speaker has promised to run an open door policy.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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