Jigawa Assembly removes speaker, elects another

Jigawa House of Assembly speaker, Isah Idriz Gwaram, Thursday been removed by law makers in the state.

The speaker was impeached by 20 out of 30 members of the house and was immediately replaced by a former speaker of the house, Garba Kareka.

Gwaram’s impeachment came a few days after the ceremonial mace was destroyed over leadership supremacy.

The house was on Tuesday thrown into a rowdy session following a motion moved on the amendment of the standing rule of the state assembly.

A member representing Yankwashi constituency, Alkasim Karkarna, was reported to have hit the mace which resulted in its destruction.


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