The only female legislator and two other principal officers of the Niger state House of Assembly have been impeached.

This followed a dramatic twist of event that led to the impeachment of the Majority Leader , Deputy Majority Leader and Chief Whip of the state House of Assembly at house plenary in Minna.

Despite moves by the Speaker of Niger state House of Assembly Abdullahi Bawa Wuse to stop the impeachment process, it went on as planned leading to the impeachment of three principal officers.

Among the principal officers that were impeached are Majorty leader member representing Kontagora constituency Sale Ibrahim ; Deputy Majority leader and member representing Gurara constituency Hajiya Binta Mamman  as well as the Chief Whip also representing Lapai constituency Idris Musa Vatsa. 

Investigation conducted by Radio Nigeria revealed that the impeached members were said to have been incompetent in discharging their constitutional mandate.

Problem started when member representing Edati Constituency at the Niger  State House of Assembly Salihu Tama stood up to present a motion under matter of urgent public importance but was overruled by the Speaker , who said that he has not presented the motion before the plenary and as such, the Legislator cannot be allowed to make his presentation.

The Speaker was however overruled by members and when given the opportunity to speak, member representing Edati Constituency, Salihu Mohammed Tama move for the impeachment of Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader and the Chief Whip.

The motion was seconded by member representing Borgu Constituency as the Legislators chose the successors of the impeached principal officers.

The new leadership of the Assembly  now are the Majority Leader who is member representing Borgu Constituency, Mohammed Abba Bala, while Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso representing Bosso Constituency is the Deputy Majority Leader and Salihu Tama Edati is the new Chief Whip of Niger state House of Assembly.

Aliyu Lawal