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Commotion at Gombe Assembly as lawmakers hijack mace

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Commotion at Gombe Assembly as lawmakers hijack mace

There was commotion at the Gombe State House of Assembly on Thursday, following violence that broke out on the floor.

Lawmakers resorted to hijacking the mace which is the symbol of legislative authority.

The mace was whisked away by an All Progressive Congress (APC) member representing Akko west constituency, Abdullahi Abubakar.

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The brouhaha at the Assembly followed an attempt by some lawmakers to impeach the Minority Leader, Mohammed Usman Haruna.

One of the lawmakers was said to have signed both for and against the impeachment, explaining that he had to do so because he was forced to sign for the impeachment under duress.

It was learnt that owing to this mix up, the lawmakers were split equally, a situation that made the impeachment move difficult.

In the middle of the confusion, Abubakar was said to have taken the mace, at about 1:12pm, assisted by another lawmaker, Mohammed Bello, from Gombe South state constituency, entered into a car and drove away with it.

 

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