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Four lawmakers suspended in Gombe

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Gombe State House of Assembly, yesterday, suspended four members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for fleeing with the mace during plenary.

Majority Leader and Chairman Committee on Information, Mr Fabulous Amos, made the announcement while briefing newsmen after an emergency plenary session.

He said Abdullahi Abubakar Maiwanka (Akko-west), Walid Mohammed (Kwami-west), Mohammed A. Bello (Gombe-south) and Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim (Yamaltu-west) have been suspended for four legislative sittings.

Amos disclosed that the matter was referred to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the incident.

A member of the house, Abdullahi Maiwanka, had during plenary on Thursday grabbed the mace and fled the assembly.

The action was reportedly prompted by the failure of three out of the eight members of the APC in the house to impeach the Minority Leader, Ahmed Usman Haruna.

Gombe State Government has reacted to the development

Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Alhaji Ahmed Umar Sulaiman, alleged that the unfortunate incident was the fallout of the recent congresses conducted by the APC.

“The commotion was as a result of a faction within the APC that wants to change its leadership in the house,” he said

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