State House of Assembly impeaches Zamfara Deputy Governor


The Deputy Governor of Zamfara state, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau has been impeached by the state house of assembly.

20 out 24 members voted for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor on Wednesday, February 23, after the report submitted by the judicial panel of investigation found him guilty of the allegations levelled against him.

Meanwhile, a seven-man panel had been set up to investigate alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office leveled against Gusau.

The Deputy Governor was impeached after Speaker of the Assembly, Honorable Nasiru Muazu Magarya read the report.

The House, through its Chairman, House Standing Committee, Shamsudeen Basko, said Mr Ali was accused of three offences.

These are “abuse of office, criminal self-enrichment using public funds and failure to discharge official duties.”

Mr Basko said: “Abuse of office. This includes Constitutional breach of sections 190 and 193 (1), (2) (a)(b)(c), of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

“Criminal self-enrichment using public funds; includes criminal diversion of state funds, conspiracy to defraud the state and approval of dubious retirement in his office.

“Failure to discharge constitutional duties, which give rise to insubordination,” he explained.


By Feranmi Okuku