The Zafara State House of Assembly has endorsed the impeachment of 5 legislators in the state who defected from APC to the PDP.
The endorsement was done at the plenary on Wednesday, presided over by the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Sunusi Rikiji, following a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Salisu Tsafe.
The Majority Leader, while moving the motion, urged the assembly to declare the seats of the defected Councillors vacant, based on the resolutions of the Local Government Councils of the defecting Councillors.
The Councillors, who announced their decision in September, are Basiru Mainasara, Tudunwada Ward; and Nasiru Dagaji, Mayana Ward; Musa Muhammad, Nasarawa Ward; Aminu Muhammad, Yashi Ward and Bakwai Tsafe, Tsafe Ward.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Majority Leader of the assembly, in his submission, said the assembly received a letter from the councils of the affected councillors that they had impeached the defectors in a decision forwarded to the assembly.
He called on the assembly to declare their offices vacant, considering the reasons contained in the resolutions made available to it.
Seconding the motion, the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Muhammad Gummi, said the local government lawmakers were allowed to change the party or resign whenever they wished, according to the local government laws.