Court halts planned impeachment of Zamfara Deputy Governor


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Zamfara State House of Assembly have been restrained by a Federal High Court in Abuja from impeaching the Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau.

There have been claims of Zamfara lawmakers plotting to remove Gusau after he refused to join top politicians in the state including Governor Bello Matawalle in defecting to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 

Lawmakers in the state had been irked by a rally Gusau held with PDP members, days after  Governor Matawalle and lawmakers in the state held a mass defection rally. They accused him of being insensitive by holding a rally after some killings in the state.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja who ruled on the case on Monday July 19, ordered the lawmakers not to remove Gusau.

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