Confusion as Zamfara assembly suspends 16 over plot to impeach speaker

The Zamfara State House of Assembly led by the speaker Hon. Bilyaninu Moriki Monday suspended 16 members over their move to impeach the speaker.

Last Thursday, 16 out of 24 members during emergency meeting declared the suspension of the speaker and appointed pro-tempo speaker over insecurity that bedevilled the state and long absence in the state.

The house under the leadership of its speaker during its sitting described the 16 members’ move as illegal and  unconstitutional.

The members led by the speaker Moriki unanimously agreed that the 16 members remained suspended indefinitely.

They described Speaker Moriki as substantive speaker, stressing that there is not pro-tempo speaker in Zamfara State House of Assembly. 

“The leadership of the house remained intact and Hon. Bilyaminu Moriki remained our substantive speaker henceforth,” they said.