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Disgraced Ex-Speaker Returns As Kano Assembly Impeaches Current Speaker

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-Elected in Ata’s place was Al Hassan Rurum, who resigned his position as Speaker in July 2017 over allegations of bribery.

Fresh from a two-month recess, the Kano State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Abdullahi Ata.

The impeachment motion was raised on Monday by Labaran Madari, the member representing Warawa Constituency, and was seconded by Abdullahi Muhammed, the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker in the assembly.

Twenty-four members of the assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Ata in May and would have succeeded but for the intervention of Abdullahi ganduje, Governor of the state.

Ata was accused of not running the house like his private kingdom.

Elected in Ata’s place was Al Hassan Rurum, who resigned his position as Speaker in July 2017 over allegations of bribery.

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