Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

Nigeria: Jigawa Speaker, Dangyatin Escapes Impeachment

The Speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly in Northwest Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Haruna Aliyu Dangyatin escaped impeachment by aggrieved members of the Assembly on Tuesday as security operatives were drafted to condone the premises of the Assembly.to avoid breakdown of law and order

The Spokesman for the Jigawa state police command, DSP Lawan Shiihu Adam confirmed the presence of police personnel who took over the premises.

He said-“Yes it is true we have posted our men to guard the assembly premises due to intelligence reports we received and we deemed it necessary to do that to prevent any occurrence”.

Lawan Shiisu however explained that he is not aware of any impeachment threat by members of the state assembly,  saying “as far as i am concerned we received intelligence reports that’s all and nothing more nothing less”. He concluded.

Those who plotted the impeachment attempted seized the absence of the speaker while he accompanied the Jigaea State Governor, Alhaji Umar Namadi to Saudi Arabia on official trip.

There are reports that the governor and the speaker got wind of the plan which compelled the speaker to suspend his trip and catch a flight back home to thwart the efforts of his colleagues.

While the return of the speaker thwarted the plot, it was not clear as to why the seat of the speaker is being threatened, a situation that might not be unconnected to power struggle among gladiators of the House.

There were insinuations that “the grand plot against Rt. Hon. Dangyatin was designed to pave way for the member representing Dutse constituency, Hon. Tasiu Soja as possible replacement”.

The development may lead to some political and leadership changes in the Assembly as the loyalty of some members to the House leadership is now suspecious.

Source: kunnen gari

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