The Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday removed its chief whip, Zubairu Mamuda, for recognizing the immediate-past governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the state leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Mamuda represents Madobi constituency, where the former governor hails from.
The impeachment followed a motion moved by a member representing Nassarawa Local Government Area, Ibrahim Gama, on the floor of the house.
Mr. Gama, alias Lugard, argued that the removal of the chief whip had become imperative in view of the legislator’s disloyalty to the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The house unanimously adopted the motion and immediately removed Mr. Mamuda.
The members then replaced Mr. Mamuda with Labaran Madari, a member representing Warawa constituency.
Speaking to our reporter after the sitting, the chairman, House Committee on Information, Salisu Ibrahim, justified the removal, saying it was carried out within the purview of the law.
He added that APC constitution is clear on who is the leader of the party in a state.
Mr. Ibrahim explained the party constitution says the governor is the party leader, except where opposition party is in government.
On Tuesday, 36 out of 40 members of the house pledged allegiance to the governor, deepening the estrangement between Mr. Ganduje and his predecessor.