Matawalle appoints new deputy governor


Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has appointed Senator Hassan Mohammed Nasiha Gusau as Deputy Governor.

The appointmet followed impeachment of Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Gusau on wednesday.

Hassan Nasiha until the appointment, was a Senator representing, the Zamfara Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

Lawmakers in the state at a plenary removed Barr. Mahdi after a vote was passed with 20 lawmakers in support.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the house, Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, said the former Deputy Governor was found guilty of all the allegations levelled against him.

Kaura said, “The house found him guilty of the offences levelled against him which were submitted earlier today in the House and subsequently read at the floor of the chamber by the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.

“Magarya told the plenary that the committee set up to investigate the former Deputy Governor found him guilty of all the charges levelled against him and directed his colleagues to proceed with individual voting of affirmation for the Deputy Governor to be impeached as required by the law.”

Kaura further stated, “20 out of 22 members voted in favour of the impeachment while the only PDP member of the House, Hon. Salihu Usman Zurmi, was conspicuously absent during today’s plenary.

“Having secured the required number of the votes as directed by the constitution, Speaker Magarya announced the impeachment of Barr Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau as the substantive Deputy Governor of the state.”