Nigeria: Impeachment Plot - Kaduna Assembly Suspends Ex-Deputy Speaker, Others

12 August 2020

Kaduna — Kaduna State House of Assembly on Tuesday, suspended a former deputy speaker, Mukhtar Isa-Hazo, representing Basawa constituency and two others for nine months.

The other two suspended lawmakers were Nuhu Goroh-Shadalafiya of Kagarko constituency and Yusuf Liman-Dahiru, Kakuri/Makera constituency.

The sitting, which was presided by the Deputy Speaker, Isaac Auta-Zankai, also directed five other members to apologise to the assembly in writing and publish the apology in a national daily within a week.

They were suspended after the House adopted the report that investigated the June 11, 2020 impeachment plot against the house leadership.

The committee, headed by Shehu Yunusa representing Kubau Constituency, recommended the suspension and reprimand of the affected members in accordance with the assembly's Code of Conduct.

Other members reprimanded included Salisu Isa, Magajin Gari Constituency, former speaker Aminu Shagali representing Sabon Gari Constituency, Abdulwahab Idris representing Ikara Constituency, Yusuf Salihu of Kawo Constituency and Nasiru Usman, Tudun Wada Constituency.

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