Gombe state assembly sacks deputy speaker

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From AISHA RABO, Abuja

The deputy speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Shuaibu Haruna has been impeached.He has now been replaced by Siddi Buba from Kwami West.The  former deputy speaker is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress which has a majority in the legislature.

The motion to impeach the former deputy Speaker was moved by Adamu Pata, member representing Yamaltu East; and was seconded by the member representing Billiri West Tulfugut Kardi.

Twenty-one out of the 24-member Gombe State House of Assembly supported the impeachment of the embattled deputy Speaker.

Reasons for impeaching Haruna were not stated, but sources at the assembly complex speculated that he attended the swearing-in ceremony for commissioners, after it  had been agreed that all lawmakers should boycott all state functions of the executive.

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