Kano Assembly Speaker Impeached

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The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday impeached its speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, alongside two other principal officers.

The motion for Mr Ata’s impeachment was raised by a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, and seconded by the lone member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abdullahi Muhammed.

Ata was replaced by the immediate-past speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, who was impeached over alleged bribery scandal.

The 40-member Assembly resumed on Monday from two-month recess, during which the legislators hatched the impeachment plan.

On May 15, 24 members had signed for the former speaker’s impeachment, but the state governor intervened in the crisis.