Adamawa Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader impeached

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Tsamdu rejected his impeachment, asserting, “13 people cannot impeach me.”

The Deputy Speaker and Majority Leader of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Tsamdu and Hassan Barguma respectively have been removed.

The Assembly, in an unusual sitting Saturday, also impeached the Deputy Majority Leader, Abubakar Isa (Shelleng Constituency); and Deputy Chief Whip, Abdullahi Nyapak (Verre Constituency).

In their places, Lumsabani Dilli (Demsa Constituency) was made the Deputy Speaker, while Hayatu Atiku (Uba-Gaya) was elected Majority Leader.

Safiyanu Aminu Aliyu (Song Constituency) became the new Deputy Chief Whip whike Sani Shehu (Mubi North Constituency) became the Deputy Majority Leader.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, confirmed the development, but in a reaction, Emmanuel Tsamdu rejected his impeachment, asserting, “13 people cannot impeach me.”

The Assembly comprises 25 members, which implies that only slightly more than half the number conducted the impeachment.

It was still unclear by press time why the impeachment was effected and why it should be on a Saturday.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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