Heavily armed policemen have sealed the complex of Kano state House of Assembly following plans by members of the house to impeach the speaker, Yusuf Abdullai Ata.
According to reports, the armed policemen were deployed to the House at about 2am today to prevent members from gaining access into the Assembly Complex.
The lawmakers argue that the speaker has been very incompetent in his discharge of duties and have resolved to impeach him. They so far have 21 lawmakers signed for the impeachment and are in need of only six members to make the requirement of 2/3 to impeach the speaker.
Reacting to the development, the embattled speaker says he would accept the outcome of the impeachment process.
”In anything there is starting and ending point. If Allah has designed it that my time is off, nobody will extend it by a second and if it is not time, nobody can remove me from office that’s my belief. My happiness is that I did not 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
Recall that Abdullahi Ata succeeded Alhaji Kabiru Alhasssan Rurum, who resigned from office in June last year after he was accused of corruption.