Jigawa Assembly impeaches two principal officers, suspends four council chairmen

The Jigawa State House of Assembly has impeached four principal officers and four local government council chairmen.

The move comes in the wake of allegations linking them to a purported plan to impeach the Speaker.

Speaker of the House RT Hon Haruna Aliyu Dangyatum, disclosed this during the Wednesday sitting.

He said the impeachment of the two principal officers follow a motion brought forth by Hamza Ibrahim Adamu, representing Malam Madori State Assembly Constituency.

The impeached principal officers include, deputy majority leader, Honourable Aliyu Ahmed, representing Kirikassama and the chief whip, Dayyabu Shehu Kwalo, representing Taura State Assembly Constituency.

Adam said the officers were accused of plotting and supporting the impeachment of the Speaker of the House several weeks prior.

The suspended local government council chairmen include, that of Auyo, Ringim, Dutse and Gumel Local Governments.

Their suspension follow adoption of a report of House Committee on local government and investigation committee on local government funds.

They have been suspended over alleged misappropriation of public funds pending the investigation.

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