The Jigawa State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, IDRIS GARBA and elected ISA IDRIS of Gwaram Constituency as the new Speaker.
Our correspondent reports that the Deputy Speaker, AHMED GARBA, presided over the sitting attended by twenty three members.
The Clerk of the house, HUSSAINI ALI, who announced that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 of the 30 assembly members, disclosed that members of the assembly impeached the Speaker due to alleged high handedness and abuse of power.
Deputy Speaker GARBA read the impeachment notice on the floor of the house, and confirmed the number of members that signed the notice.
In his acceptance speech, the new Speaker promised to run an open door policy and solicited members’ support and cooperation.