Rumours have been making the rounds that there are moves to impeach the speaker, but at yesterday’s sitting, members of the House put to rest the speculations by passing a vote of confidence on its leadership.David Umar, member representing Kachia constituency brought the issue before the House via a motion which was seconded by Yakubu Yusuf, member representing Zaria Kewaye. The motion noted a need to debunk the rumour. “The speculation in the media that there are moves to impeach the leadership of the House has been brought to our notice. We hereby debunk the speculation and also allay fears relating to such moves. We are comfortable with the leadership of the Assembly and we pledge our loyalty and support to the speaker and all principal officers. In this direction therefore, I wish to move that we pass a vote of confidence on the leadership of this House,” Umar said.Aliyu Balarabe Jigo, representing Kakangi Constituency in Birnin Gwari, also aligned himself with the motion, noting that the present leadership of the House has performed well. The speaker, in his remarks said he is open to constructive criticism, adding that he will not relent in his duties.
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