Jigawa House of Assembly impeaches Speaker

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The Speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Isah Idris, has been impeached.

The Speaker was impeached on Thursday in what appears to be an emergency seating with 20 out of 30 lawmakers present.

The House, after the impeachment unanimously voted Idris Garba Kareka as the newly elected speaker of the House.

The new Speaker, Idris Garba, was impeached as the speaker of the House in 2017 in a similar process.

Two other principal officers were impeached alongside the Speaker. They include the majority leader, Honourable Sank Isiyaku representing Gumel and the Chief Whip, Honourable Aminu Sankara representing Ringim.

Honourable Kai’s Abdallah Malammadori was then elected majority leader and Honourable Bala Hamza of Kazaure as Chief Whip.

The impeachment of the Speaker comes a few days after the mace was destroyed by the lawmakers who got into a fight over leadership.

The House was on Tuesday thrown into a rowdy session following a motion moved on the amendment of the standing rule of the state assembly.

A member representing Yankwashi constituency, Alkasim Karkarna, was reported to have hit the mace which resulted in its destruction.

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