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BREAKING: Gombe Assembly Speaker Impeached As Ondo Impeaches Deputy

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The Gombe State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached its Speaker, Abubakar Ibrahim, from Yamaltu west constituency, while Abubakar Luggerewo emerged as the new speaker.

The former speaker was impeached on Tuesday following a voice vote by 16 of the 24 members of the house.

The motion for the impeachment of Mr Ibrahim was moved by Shuaibu Haruna, member representing Kwami state constituency.

The new speaker, Mr Luggerewo, who is the 7th speaker of the Assembly, is from Akko Central constituency.

Mr Luggerewo was sworn-in by the deputy speaker, Siddi Buba, from Kwami West constituency.

The house also removed the majority leader, Samuel Markus from Pero-Chongi and replaced him with Yerima Gaule representing Kaltungo East.

The deputy chief whip, Yahaya Kaka, was removed and replaced with Saidu Mohammed, representing Deba constituency.

The house also dissolved all its standing committees.

The house did not give any reason for the removal of the speaker.

The chief whip of the house, Musa Buba, from Balanga North constituency, however, told newsmen that the members no longer have confidence and trust in him.

In the same vein, Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Iroju Ogundeji Iroju representing Odigbo constituency.

He was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun.

He was immediately replaced by Hon. Aderoboye. Iroju was impeached on the ground of gross misconduct which has brought disrepute the hallowed chamber. Twenty lawmakers signed for the impeachment.

Following the reconstitution of the House, Hon. Tomide Akinribido has been removed as the minority leader and replaced by Hon. Festus Akingbaso from PDP while Hon. Ogunmolasuyi is the new majority leader.

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