Kano Assembly Speaker Impeached


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.