From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Lawmakers at the Kaduna State House of Assembly yesterday set up a seven-man committee to investigate media report (not Peoples Daily) on alleged plots to impeach the Speaker, Alhaji Shehu Tahir and other principal officers of the House.
The seven-man committee is expected to report back to the house it findings and investigations into the media reports in two weeks’time.
The committee has Philemon Usman Gidan Mana, member representing Makera as its Chairman, while other members include Ahmad Hassan Juma’are representing Makarfi; David Umar representing Kachia; Dr. Mato Dogara representing Lere west; NasiruAbdullahiMaikano representing UngwarSanusi; YakubuYusufu representing Zaria Kewaye and Barrister KantiokIrimiyaIshaku representing Zonkwa constituency.
The call for investigation into the media report on alleged impeachment plot was moved at the plenary sitting by a member representing Zonkwa constituency, KantiokIrimiya Ishaku and seconded by Ahmad Hassan Juma’are representing Makarfi constituency.
Speaking while contributing on the floor of the House, Honourable David Umar, after passing a vote of confidence on the leadership of the House, said there is a mixed feeling in the newspaper as regards impeachment of the Speaker and that was why roads were blocked on Tuesday.
A member representing Birnin Gwari local government area, BalarabeJigo
supported the motion, saying the media report is mischievous and capable of distorting the peaceful atmosphere in the Assembly.
He urged the House to get to the root of the matter so as to avoid future occurrence.