Breaking: Zamfara Deputy Governor Gusau impeached

Zamfara Deputy Governor Alhaji Mahdi Muhammad Aliyu-Gusau

Zamfara Deputy Governor Alhaji Mahdi Muhammad Aliyu-Gusau

The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, was on Wednesday impeached by the State House of Assembly.

He was impeached during the plenary of the House on Wednesday.

Twenty of the 24 lawmakers in the house voted to impeach the deputy governor following the submission of a report by the judicial panel which investigated allegations against him.

The report of the panel was read by the Speaker of the Assembly Nasiru Muazu Magarya and was adopted by members of the Assembly.

The panel was headed by Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN). The panel presented its report to the speaker which was acted upon in removing Gusau from office.

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Submitting the report, Okpeseyi said the panel had done its duty with utmost integrity and diligence and had compiled the report based on the evidences it gathered in the course of its duty.

The panel, inaugurated by the Zamfara State Chief Judge, Kulu Aliyu, to investigate allegations against the deputy governor began its proceedings Monday afternoon in Gusau.

The impeached deputy governor has been having a running battle with the Governor, Bello Matawalle as he refused to defect from PDP to join APC.


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