How 27 Lawmakers Masterminded Impeachment Of Kano Speaker
The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday, July 30, impeached its speaker, Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, alongside two other principal officers.
The assembly also re-elected Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, the immediate-past speaker of the house, who was also impeached over allegations of corruption.
Other principal officers of the house were also sacked with successors, elected and sworn in immediately.
It was gathered that about 27 lawmakers in the early hours of today signed the impeachment notice which was served to the Speaker upon his arrival at the House.
The motion for Mr Ata’s impeachment was raised by a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, and seconded by the lone member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abdullahi Muhammed.
The Speaker is being accused of incompetence, corruption, and failure to carry other members of the Assembly along.
He was also accused of failing to protect legislators’ interest in May’s All Progressives Congress (APC) poll.
The lawmakers had earlier attempted to impeach the Speaker in May. But the attempt led to an uproar and the assembly complex was sealed by Nigeria Police Force.
The Assembly then went on a recess until June 30 to observe the Muslim Ramadan fast.
Before the assembly was sealed, 24 lawmakers had already signed an impeachment notice. That number grew to 27 on Monday.