Lawmakers impeach Niger Assembly Speaker

It was made known that Legislators in Niger State have impeached the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adamu Usman. Usman was impeached on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, by 18 out of 27 lawmakers. The legislators also appointed Isa Kawu of Bida 1 State Constituency to serve as the new Speaker.

Usman however condemned the lawmakers’ action saying that he had obtained a court order restraining the Assembly from impeaching him hence the process couldn’t be valid. Earlier in the day, some of the legislators broke open a gate on the Assembly premises after they were locked out to prevent them from impeaching Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu.

 

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