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18 Zamfara lawmakers vote for impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor

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Eighteen of the 22 members of the Zamfara House of Assembly are in favour of the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau.
The News Agency of Nigeria  (NAN) reports that when served the impeachment notice issued against the deputy governor, 18 of the 22 lawmakers voted that impeachment proceedings be instituted against him.

“This followed a motion at the house plenary moved by the deputy speaker of the house and Chairman,  House Committee on Public Accounts, Musa Bawa (APC-Tsafe East) and seconded by Yusuf Kanoma  (APC- Maru North).

“The Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, who presided over the plenary, directed the Clerk of the House, Shehu Saidu-Anka to effect voting for every member of the house that attended the plenary as required by the law.

“Eighteen out of the 22 members of the house voted in support of the impeachment of the deputy governor.

“The Speaker announced the assembly’s resolution requesting the state Chief Judge, Justice Kulu Aliyu, to immediately constitute a panel to investigate all the allegations levelled against the deputy governor,“  a statement issued by the Director-General, Press Affairs and Public Relations to the house, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura said.

The statement said action taken by the house was in line with the provision of Section 188 (5) of the constitution,  as amended.

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