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Done Deal; Zamfara Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau, Impeached

Zamfara Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau, has been impeached by the Lawmakers in the State House of Assembly.

Gusau was impeached during plenary on Wednesday 23, 2022, shortly after the House received the report of the committee set up by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kulu Aliyu, to investigate the allegations against him.

It was gathered that a seven-member panel set up to investigate the alleged impeachable offences against the deputy governor, led by Retired Justice Halidu Soba, had submitted its report to the State House of Assembly.

Earlier in the day, the Speaker of the House, Nasiru Mua’zu, received the report presented by Justice Soba at the Assembly complex in Gusau, the state capital.

Oladipo Okpeseyi, one of the panellists had told the Speaker that the committee carried out its assignment with the utmost integrity.

Allegations Against Zamfara Deputy Governor

Among the allegations levelled against the deputy governor were a breach of the Constitution, gross misconduct, financial fraud, and abuse of office.

The panel commenced its sitting on Monday and ended the proceedings the next day. But the embattled deputy governor, who was the respondent, was absent.

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