BREAKING: Jigawa Assembly impeaches Speaker, elects replacement

Jigawa State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Alhaji Idris Garba.
It has also elected Alhaji Isa Idris of Gwaram Constituency as the new Speaker.

Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Garba presided over the sitting attended by 23 members.

Alhaji Hussaini Ali earlier announced that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 of the 30 assembly members which he read on the floor of the House.

The Deputy Speaker read the impeachment notice on the floor of the House, and confirmed the number of members that signed the notice.

Garba said that 25 of the 30-member assembly that 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 the new speaker,” he said.

In his acceptance Speech, the new Speaker promised to run an open door policy and solicited members support and cooperation.

The development came three days after Ikunyi Ibani of Andoni Constituency was re-elected Speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly.

Ibani emerged speaker after Daborotudima Adams resigned from the position.

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