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Zamfara Assembly confirms Senator Nasiha as new deputy governor

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has confirmed Senator Muhammad Hassan Nasiha as the new deputy governor of the state few hours after the impeachment of Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.

Governor Bello Matawalle in a letter to the Assembly nominated Senator Nasiha as his deputy.

The Assembly presided over by the speaker, Nasiru Mua’zu, after a screening on Wednesday confirmed the Zamfara Central Senatorial district representative as the new deputy governor.

The state’s lawmakers had voted for Aliyu’s impeachment following the report of the judicial panel of investigations.

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20 out of 24 of the members voted on the ground that the panel investigations found the deputy governor guilty of the allegations levelled against him.

A seven-man panel headed by Justice Halidu Tanko was set-up by the Assembly to investigate alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office by the deputy governor. They began sitting at the State High Court 4, Gusau on Monday, Feb 21.

The deputy governor was absent and was not represented by any legal counsel throughout the sitting.

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