The member representing Akko Central Constituency, Abubakar Muhammad Luggerewol, 36, has been elected as the new Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly.
Luggerewol emerged as the speaker, yesterday after Abubakar Sadiq Kurba was impeached by 16 out of the 24 members of the assembly through a voice vote.
The motion for the impeachment of Kurba was moved by Shuaibu Adamu Haruna, the member representing Kwami East constituency during a sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Siddi Buba, Kwami West constituency.
Also, the Leader of the House, Samuel Marcus, representing Pero-Chonge has been impeached and replaced with Yarima Ladan Gaule from Kaltungo East constituency.
Similarly, the Deputy Chief Whip, Yahaya Kaka of Akko North constituency, has been removed and replaced with Saidu Mohammed, member representing Deba constituency.
The house also dissolved all its standing committees.
The Chief Whip of the house, Musa Buba from Balanga North constituency, told newsmen that the former speaker was removed, “because the members have lost confidence and trust in him.”
Meanwhile, a source in the assembly said the members removed Kurba due to allegations of financial misappropriation and gross misconduct in handling the affairs of the assembly.
The members also accused him of romance with the executive arm of government to the detriment of the parliament.
Our correspondent reports that some suspected hoodlums had earlier attempted to disrupt the house sittings. It took the effort of security personnel who chased them out from the assembly’s premises.
In a separate development, the Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Ogundeji Iroju, has been impeached.
He was impeached, yesterday, and immediately replaced with Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2.
The former deputy speaker, Iroju in a parliamentary resolution presented by Tomide Akinrogunde, was accused of gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House.
A total of 20 lawmakers signed the impeachment.
The Speaker of the House, Oleyelogun Bamidele David, called for nomination and Aderoboye Samuel was elected through a majority voice vote.
Aderoboye Samuel was Deputy Speaker of the House during the fourth assembly.