Zamfara deputy governor impeached


The deputy governor of Zamfara state, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, has been impeached by the state house of assembly.
The lawmakers impeached the deputy governor on Wednesday during a plenary session.
The house had earlier received the report of the seven-member committee set up by the chief judge of the state, Kulu Aliyu to investigate the allegations against the deputy governor.
The chairman of the house standing committee on information, Shamsudeen Basko, had on February 7,
announced the service of an impeachment notice on Gusau.
Basko said the allegations against the deputy governor include “insubordination, abuse of office, and criminal self-enrichment”.
A federal high court in Abuja had fixed March 10 for a definite hearing in a suit instituted by the deputy governor seeking to stop the impeachment move.
But Basko had said the impeachment process is in accordance with section 188 of the 1999 constitution (as amended).
The lawmaker accused the deputy governor of failure to perform as acting governor when Matawalle was absent from the state, alleging that the deputy governor’s decision was aimed at creating a “leadership problem” in the state.
“No court proceedings or order can stop the impeachment process initiated by the honourable house lawfully and in accordance with section 188 subsection 10 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he had said.


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