Ibrahim Shuaibu in Dutse
Members of the Jigawa State House of Assembly tuesday impeached the Speaker, Hon. Idris Garba and replaced him with Hon. Isa Idris.
The Clerk of the assembly, Mr. Hussaini Ali, announced that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 of the 30 members of the assembly, which he read on its floor.
The clerk disclosed that members of the assembly impeached the speaker for alleged high handedness and abuse of power.
Presiding over the sitting yesterday morning, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ahmed Garba, announced that 25 of the 30-member assembly who endorsed the impeachment notice, showed that it met the constitutional requirement of two third to impeach any of its principal officers.
“With this development, I hereby declare the seat of the Speaker vacant and a fresh election should be conducted to elect a new speaker.”
The deputy speaker read the impeachment notice on the floor of the assembly, and confirmed the number of members whosigned the notice.
Two members, Isa Dutse from Dutse Municipal constituency and his counterpart of fromconstituency, Hon. Isa Idris, were nominated for election to replace the impeached Speaker.
Idris consequently defeated Dutse with 12 votes against six, while five members were indifferent.
In his acceptance speech, the new Speaker, Idris, promised to run an open door policy and solicited members’ support and cooperation