Kano House of Assembly under police siege over Speaker’s impeachment
Stern looking men of the Nigeria Police Force had earlier on Monday laid siege at the entrance and exit of the assembly complex denying members and workers access to their offices.
Late Sunday night, 21 of the state lawmakers had already appended their signatures for the impeachment of the speaker and according to a reliable source, all what was need is only six members to meet the requirement of two-thirds to impeach the speaker.
On the reasons for the impeachment, the source went on further; “The reasons are many but the major one is incompetency. The speaker has virtually localised the House.
“We cannot sit until after 2pm and even at that things are not moving as expected. We cannot just continue like that because we are representing our constituencies.”
In his reaction, the state House of Assembly speaker Yusuf Ata said he was prepared for whatever outcome the impeachment process throws at him.
“In anything there is starting and ending point. If Allah has designed it that my time is up, nobody will extend it by a second. And if it is not time, nobody can remove me from office, that is my belief.
“My happiness is that I didn’t steal anybody’s money. So, if today, they remove me from office, I will leave, but nobody will accuse me of stealing. I have a constituency that I am representing,” he said.