Jigawa Assembly Speaker, other officers impeached

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Speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Mr Isah Idris has been impeached, according to media reports.

Today’s Echo gathers that the Speaker was impeached on Thursday in an emergency meeting

The meeting had in attendance 20 out of 30 lawmakers.

The House, after the impeachment unanimously voted Idris Garba Kareka as the newly elected Speaker of the House.

The plenary that removed Idris was presided by Speaker Pre-Tempo, Mr Hamza Bala (APC-Kazure), following his nomination by the Clerk of the House, Malam Hamisu Attahir.

Other principal officers removed along with the speaker were the Chief Whip and the Majority Leader of the assembly, Messrs Aminu Sale and Sani Isyaku, respectively.

They were replaced with Messrs Kayes Abdallah (APC-Malammadori) as Chief Whip and Bala Hamza (APC-Kazaure) as Majority Leader.

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