Leadership crisis is raging at the Katsina State House of Assembly.
The House Leader, Lawal Kuraye and Chief Whip, Bishir Mamman, were yesterday ‘forced’ to resign or be impeached.
Daily Trust gathered that the speaker, Aliyu Sabiu Muduru, and most of the principal officers were under intense pressure, as members were bent on bringing a new leadership on board.
The house, whose 34 members were drawn from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), resumed from recess yesterday and went into a marathon meeting.
The aggrieved members were insisting that all the principal officers must step aside over alleged incompetence and lack of purposeful leadership.
A house member, who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, said it took the intervention of the state chairman of the party, Shittu Shittu and the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, to douse the tension.
According to him, most of the legislators insisted that the leadership be asked to resign or face impeachment on the floor of the house, noting that was just the beginning of the processes.
He said after discussions, the house leader and the chief whip had to throw in the towel. “It was the party that brought them and we have not been comfortable with them since then,” he said.
When contacted, the press secretary to the speaker, Abdulrashid Kuraye, said a meeting was held at which an agreement was reached over the changes.
He said Hambali Faruk and Bello Danmusa had been nominated to replace those removed.
(culled from Daily trust)