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Gombe lawmakers ‘remove’ speaker, majority leader, deputy chief whip

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Gombe State House of Assembly in one swoop on Tuesday replaced three of its presiding officers, including the Speaker. Abubakar Luggerewo, representing Ako Central, was sworn in as the 7th speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, replacing Ibrahim Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress.

Also sworn in is the Majority Leader, Ladan Yerima, representing Kaltungo East Constituency.

The Deputy chief whip Yahaya Kaka was replaced with Saddam Bello, representing Funakaye constituency.

Newsspecng.com gathered that the three officers were removed through voice votes by 16 members out of 24 members of the House of Assembly, comprising 20 APC and 4 Peoples Democratic Party members.

Luggerewo, aged 36 years, was sworn in by deputy speaker, Siddi Buba, from Kwami West constituency.

A former deputy speaker, Shuaibu Adamu, announced the names of the 16 members and the motion of the impeachment which was moved by Saddam Bello, representing Funakaye constituency.

According to Buba, a member representing Balanga North, the decision to impeach Ibrahim Abubakar is a collective one.

He said, “The former Speaker of the house was removed due to lack of confidence. We lost confidence in his leadership; and as a house, we are at liberty to change leadership. Once you lose confidence in someone then there has been a breach. We felt the best thing was to remove him and replace him with a brand new speaker.”

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