The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday impeached its speaker, Abdullahi Ata, alongside two other principal officers.

He was replaced by the immediate-past speaker, Kabiru Rurum, who was impeached over alleged bribery scandal.

The 40-member Assembly resumed today from two-month recess, during which the legislators hatched the impeachment plan.

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The motion for Mr Ata’s impeachment was raised by a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, and seconded by the lone member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abdullahi Muhammed.

On May 15, DAILY NIGERIAN reported that 24 members of the assembly signed for Mr Ata’s removal, but the state governor intervened in the crisis.

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