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ZAMFARA ASSEMBLY BEGINS PROCESS TO IMPEACH DEPUTY GOVERNOR

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ZAMFARA ASSEMBLY BEGINS PROCESS TO IMPEACH DEPUTY GOVERNOR


The Zamfara Assembly has commenced impeachment process against Dep Gov of the state, Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau.
This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Friday by the Director General Press Affairs and Public Relations to the house, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura.


According to the statement, the move  followed a presentation of impeachment notice by the Dep Speaker to the Speaker, of the house, Nasiru Magarya.


“As part of the provision of section 188  of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria that empowers legislatures to commence impeachment move of a Gov or his Dep on allegations of constitutional breaches, wrong doing or Abuse of office.


“Therefore, today the dep. Speaker and chairman house committee on Public Accounts presented a formal request notifying the speaker of the House move to impeach Barr Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau as the Deputy Governor of the state”, Jafaru-Kaura said.

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“The Dep. Speaker accused the Dep Gov Mahdi Aliyu-Gusau for alleged constitutional breaches, abuse of office and financial misappropriation which are all impeachable offenses and added  that section 188 of the 1999 constitution empowered them to commence impeachment process against the Dep. Gov without further delay.


Responding, the Speaker, Magarya promised that the assembly will look into the allegations against the Dep. Gov. and act appropriately according to the provisions of the constitution.

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