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Kano assembly sacks 2 principal officers

Two principal officers of the Kano State House of Assembly have been sacked from their respective positions by 22 of the 40 members of the…

Two principal officers of the Kano State House of Assembly have been sacked from their respective positions by 22 of the 40 members of the house, Daily Trust reports.

Those advancing the removal of the speaker, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, had also intensified collation of signatures to have the required number.

The officers removed, yesterday, included the Chief Whip of the house, Alhaji Labaran Abdu Madari and the Deputy Majority Leader, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu-Butu.

The two officers were subsequently replaced with Alhaji Abdullahi Iliyasu Yaryasa as chief whip and Alhaji Kabiru Hassan Dashi as deputy majority leader respectively, while Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa was reaffirmed as majority leader of the house.

Addressing a press conference yesterday at the premises of the assembly, a former speaker of the house, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, who led the aggrieved lawmakers to the house, said so far, 22 members had affixed their signatures in support of the impeachment of Speaker Ata.

Rurum assured that despite occupation of the house by the police, nothing would stop them from removing the embattled speaker.

“We will go ahead with the impeachment move until we get the required number and remove Ata. When I was accused of corruption, I resigned and allowed the house to investigate me. Ata should also go and allow the house to continue with its activities. We are in democratic dispensation,” he said.

 

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