Sokoto Assembly Sacks Deputy House Leader
Deputy House Leader of the Sokoto State House of Assembly has been removed, but some members of the House are vowing to challenge the decision.
Kabiru Ibrahim was removed on Tuesday after 21 members passed a vote of no confidence on him.
The vote of no confidence, it was gathered, was as a result of constitutional breach by Ibrahim, who engaged in politicking before the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) announced a timetable for the 2019 general elections.
Announcing the resolution of members at the day’s sitting, the Speaker, Salihu Maidaji, said 21 members endorsed the removal.
Ibrahim Sarki was subsequently elected as the new Deputy House Leader.
However, a member representing Gudu constituency, Sani Yakubu, alleged that the Speaker was involved in some deals he was concealing, adding that the embattled Deputy Leader was committed to ensuring sanity in the House.
He said: “I, along with 10 other members, dissociate ourselves from the impeachment. I vow to challenge it.”