Matawalle Appoints New Deputy Governor


Following the impeachment of the Zamfara state deputy governor, Mahdi Gusau, it has been reported that the state government has appointed  Senator Hassan Mohammed Nasiha Gusau as Deputy Governor.

 Earlier reports disclosed that Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau Wes was removed from office, after being found guilty of all the allegations levelled against him.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the house, Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, “The house found him guilty of the offences levelled against him which were submitted earlier today in the House and subsequently read at the floor of the chamber by the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.”

The statement added, “Magarya told the plenary that the committee set up to investigate the former Deputy Governor found him guilty of all the charges levelled against him and directed his colleagues to proceed with individual voting of affirmation for the Deputy Governor to be impeached as required by the law.”

 It also made it known, “20 out of 22 members voted in favour of the impeachment while the only PDP member of the House, Hon. Salihu Usman Zurmi, was conspicuously absent during today’s plenary.”

It remarked, “Having secured the required number of the votes as directed by the constitution, Speaker Magarya announced the impeachment of Barr Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau as the substantive Deputy Governor of the state.”


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