The Niger state House of Assembly has impeached Hon. Isa Kawu who was elected as Speaker of the House only last week. He had been elected to replace Mohammed Tsowa Gammunu, who was impeached for lack of competence to lead the house.
Kawu was impeached after a vote of no confidence was passed with 21 members in support of the motion and only 3 against.
Andrew Doma of Shiroro constituency moved the motion to impeach Kawu and was seconded by Abass Wazire representing Magama constituency.
A new Speaker, Hon. Adamu Usman, was immediately elected and sworn in, in his place, by the Clerk of the House.
Gamunu’s impeachment also consumed Ahmed Bello, the deputy speaker; Mohammad Dada, the majority leader; and Sa’adatu Kolo, the chief whip and were all replaced by Isa Kawu as Speaker, Abdulrahman Gambo as Deputy Speaker, Mr Yusuf Kure as Majority Leader and Alhaji Nazeer Abdullahi as Chief Whip.