Zamfara: Councilors impeach local govt chair,vice

Maradun local government council chairman in Zamfara state, Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar Maradun and his Vice, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad Faru have been impeached by 9 out of ten local council lawmakers.

The Speaker of the local council, Hon. Kabiru Muhammad Danwante, stated this at a press conference shortly after holding a meeting with the lawmakers Thursday, at the local council secretariat in Maradun.

He said, 9 of the ten councilors have unanimously agreed to impeach the Chairman and his vice, adding  that the councilors have unanimously nominated a councilor representing Maradun South, Alhaji Surajo Madugu  as new chairman of the council.

He said  the impeached Chairman was accused of non-performance and gross misconduct which are contrary to sections 19 of Zamfara Local Government law 2012,  and section 22(2) (b) of Zamfara local government law 2013, as interpreted by section 22 sub (4).

Also, the Vice Chairman accused of refusing to conduct a meeting of the council since he assumed as Acting Chairman.

In his acceptance speech, the newly nominated Chairman, Hon. Surajo Madugu, promised to carry everyone along in accordance with the law.

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