by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
Kaduna State House of Assembly has today, 11th June, 2020, impeached its deputy speaker, Alhaji Mukhtar Isa Hazo, and elected new deputy speaker, Hon. Isaac Auta, representing Kauru Constituency to replace him.
The emergence of the new Deputy Speaker came shortly after 24 members of the Assembly passed a vote-of-no-confidence on the former Deputy Speaker, Hon. Mukhtar Isa Hazo, and consequently impeached him.
Auta’s emergence and swearing-in was followed with a rowdy session, as a member attempted to steal the maze.
Hon. Auta was immediately sworn-in by the Clerk of the Assembly, who administered oaths of office and allegiance on him.
Reasons behind the impeachment of the former Deputy Speaker were still unknown.
Meanwhile, shortly after the swearing-in of the new Deputy Speaker, a member representing Makera Constituency, Hon. Liman Dahiru, broke into the floor of the Assembly and seized the maze.
However, before he could make his way out of the chamber, he was grabbed by the Sergeant at Arm, while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the maze from him.
The plenary, thereafter, ended in a rowdy session, while the aggrieved member, Dahiru Liman, was dragged out of the chamber.
Liman, who had his dress torn, was later seen outside the Assembly chamber displaying anger over the impeachment of Hon. Hazo.