Breaking: Zamfara assembly speaker impeached

The Zamfara state House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker Hon Bilyaminu Moriki.

Consequently, Hon Bashar Gummi, was ratified as the pro-tempo speaker.

Blueprint gathered that 18 out of 24 members unanimously agreed to impeach the speaker during an emergency meeting on Thursday night .

Blueprint correspondent reports that the removal of the speaker was not unconnected with the motion moved by one of the members representing Maru state constituency Hon. Nasiru Abdullahi.

His removal according to house members followed the resurgence of insecurity as a result of the bandits’ rampant attacks on communities across the state.

The outgoing speaker was said to be out of the state for some days before his removal.

Hon. Shamsudeen Basko representing Talata Mafara told the new Speaker that the issue of insecurity was one of the key issues to be given top priority which led to the impeachment of the former speaker.

“I have two issues but an observation was made on one, which is that of insecurity which has been disturbing our people, some are being killed, and abducted,” he said

“What are we doing in the assembly, we need to stand up and do something to defend our people because the armed bandits are invading local government headquarters unchallenged,” Hon. Basko said.

“Let us call on the government to act now to protect our people,” he added.

Zamfara state governor Dauda Lawal has beennout of the state for the past week.