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Taraba Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

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The Deputy Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Mohammed Gwampo, has been impeached.

Gwampo, representing Yorro constituency, was impeached at the plenary yesterday over incompetence.

Pius Sabo, representing Wukari 1, seconded the motion for the impeachment, which was moved by Joseph Kunini, representing Lau.

The Guardian gathered that the former Majority Leader, Charles Maijankai (Karim Lamido constituency) was elected to replace him.

From our checks, the house was sad that the deputy speaker was not competent enough to preside over the affairs of the house in the absence of the speaker.

The house reportedly noted with dismay that from the inception of the 8th Assembly, when Gwampo was elected as deputy speaker, till the present 9th Assembly, “he has never presided over the sitting of this honourable house, even when the speaker was unavoidably absent.”

The members observed this as a clear display of incompetence and maladministration.

For them, the display of incompetence by the deputy speaker is a clear indication that he lacks the skills and knowledge to lead the house.

The impeachment, which came under matters of public importance as observed by The Guardian, is, however, attracting mixed reactions among members of the public.

Some political watchers believed that the action was geared towards 2023.

They wondered why the members were just noticing his ineptitude at this point in time.

Gwampo had served as the council chairman of Yorro and as commissioner in various capacities.

fforts to extract word from the impeached deputy speaker failed, as he said he had been directed by some of his political associates to keep mute on the matter till further notice.


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