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Zaria LG legislative council impeaches speaker, majority leader

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The Zaria Local Government Legislative Council of Kaduna State, on Thursday impeached its Speaker, Hashimu Bako, of Wuciciri ward, and the Majority Leader, Akilu Abubakar of Kufena ward.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the impeachment was perfected during a plenary session held at the chambers of the council at Tukur-Tukur, Zaria.

Moving the motion, Salisu Ibahhim of Kaura ward said the speaker did not deserve to remain in the leadership position of the legislative council.

He said impeaching the speaker became imperative following allegations of misappropriation of the council’s funds, lack of transparency and lack of accountability.

Others, according to him, are lack of quality leadership to pilot the affairs of the legislative council as seen in his lack of communication skills, both oral and written.

“In view of these reasons, I hereby move for impeachment of  the speaker, Hashimu Bako and Majority Leader, Akilu Abubakar,” he said.

The motion was seconded by Aminu Sani of Gyallesu ward.

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Of the 13 councilors in the legislative council, seven signed the impeachment sheet, five councilors rejected it, while one councilor from Kwarbai A ward was absent.

The seven councilors unanimously adopted Isma’il Shu’aibu of Tukur-Tukur ward and Aminu Sani of Gyallesu ward as Speaker and Majority Leader respectively.

The seven councilors are Musa Salisu, Tudun-Wada ward, Yusha’u Muhammed Inuwa, Unguwan Fatika ward, Salisu Ibrahim, Kaura ward, Isma’il Shu’aibu, Tukur-Tukur ward, Aminu Sani, Gyallesu ward, Isyaku Dalhatu, Dambo ward and Abdul-Aziz Sani, Dutsen Abba ward.

In a statement jointly signed by the seven members,  issued to journalists in Zaria shortly after the saga, the members collectively accepted and adopted the new leadership.

“We collectively have toady being 18th Day of April 2019 do hereby agree and resolve as elected members of Zaria Local Government Legislative Council move to impeach the Speaker and Majority Leader of the council for the following officers committed.”

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In an interview with journalists, the new speaker promised to carry everyone along to take the legislative council to greater heights.

He urged  aggrieved members to support the new leadership of the house for the common good of the council, the local government and the state at large.

When contacted for comment, the impeached speaker declined to comment. (NAN)

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