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Borno state Speaker impeached

Channels Television  
Updated February 10, 2012

The Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Goni Ali Modu was on Thursday impeached.

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The 22 member state parliament said the move was because the Speaker was too subservient to the governor of the state, Kashim Shettima and that he made himself inaccessible to other members of the House.

The motion for impeachment was sponsored by a member representing Damboa constituency, Ayemu Lawal Gwosha. Abdulkareem Adam Lawan representing Guzamala was subsequently elected to replace the impeached speaker.