Zamfara Deputy Governor Mahdi Gusau Impeached

Mahdi Gusau impeached

in the State House of Assembly have impeached the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Mahdi Gusau.

Mr Gusau was impeached during plenary, yesterday, shortly after the House received the report of the committee set up by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kulu Aliyu, to investigate the allegations against him.

The seven-member panel set up to investigate the alleged impeachable offences against the deputy governor, led by Retired Justice Halidu Soba, had submitted its report to the state House of Assembly.

Speaker of the House, Nasiru Mua’zu, received the report presented by Justice Soba at the Assembly complex in Gusau, the state capital.

A member of the panel, Oladipo Okpeseyi, had told the Speaker that the committee carried out its assignment with the utmost integrity.

According to him, the panel is not empowered by the Nigerian Constitution to speak about its report or make it available to any person.

Okpeseyi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said the probe panel only produced two copies of the report and has visited the assembly complex to present the report to the speaker.

In his remarks, Mua’zu promised to treat the report in accordance with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Meanwhile, the have confirmed the appointment of Senator Hassan Nasih, as the state new deputy governor, following his nomination by Governor Bello Matawalle.

Matawalle had in a letter signed by Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe and read at yesterday’s plenary by Speaker Nasiru Magarya, nominated Nasiha as the new deputy governor after the impeachment of Mahadi Aliyu from office.

Majority Leader, Faruku Dosara, moved the motion for the confirmation of Nasiha and was unanimously approved by the lawmakers.

The Speaker said that the appointment of the nominee was unanimously approved by the House due to his track record of service.

“Therefore, the house has approved the appointment of Nasiha as the new deputy governor of the state in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended,” he said.

Nasiha currently represents Central at the National Assembly.

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