Zamfara assembly removes deputy governor who refused to defect to APC

The Zamfara State House of Assembly on Wednesday removed Mahdi Gusau as deputy governor.

Gusua fell out with his principal, Governor Bello Metawalle after he refused to defect along with him to the APC.

The removal of Gusua followed the report of a committee set up by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kulu Aliyu, to probe him.

Those in the committee include Justice Halidu Tanko-Soba as Chairman, with Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN), as Deputy Chairman and Abdul-Atadoga Ibrahim (SAN), Hussaini Zakariyau, (SAN), Amina Tanimu-Marafa, Alhaji Sani Mande and Ahmad Buhari-Rabah.

Okpeseyi who handed the report to the Speaker of the Assembly, Honorable Nasiru Muazu Magarya, said only two copies were produced and that the committee was not authorised to speak about it.

The speaker decided to put the indicting report to a vote, which ended in  20 out of 24 members voting for his removal.

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