Zamfara: Matawalle Appoints Serving Senator , Hassan, As New Deputy Governor


By John Ugo

Less than 24 hours after his deputy, Barrister Aliyu Gusau was impeached by members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Governor Bello Matawalle on Wednesday shocked people of the state as he appointed Hassan Gusau as Deputy Governor.

Mahdi Aliyu Gudua, a former deputy Governor was impeached by 20 out of 22 lawmakers in the state house of assembly.

However, until his appointment, Hassan was a Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

The Spokesperson for the Assembly, Mustafa Kaura, in a statement said that the former deputy governor was found guilty of all the allegations levelled against him.

Kaura said, “The House found him guilty of the offences levelled against him which were submitted earlier today in the House and subsequently read at the floor of the chamber by the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.”

“Magarya told the plenary that the committee set up to investigate the former Deputy Governor found him guilty of all the charges levelled against him and directed his colleagues to proceed with individual voting of affirmation for the Deputy Governor to be impeached as required by the law.”

Kaura further stated, “20 out of 22 members voted in favour of the impeachment while the only PDP member of the House, Hon. Salihu Usman Zurmi, was conspicuously absent during today’s plenary.

“Having secured the required number of the votes as directed by the constitution, Speaker Magarya announced the impeachment of Barr Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau as the substantive Deputy Governor of the state.


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