The Gombe state house of assembly speaker, Abubakar Ibrahim, has been removed.
The former speaker from Yamaltu west constituency, was impeached on Tuesday following a vote by 16 of the 24 members of the house.
The motion for the impeachment of Ibrahim was moved by Shuaibu Haruna, member representing Kwami state constituency.
The impeached speaker was replaced by Abubakar Luggerewo from Akko central constituency, who is now the seventh speaker of the assembly.
Luggerewo was sworn-in by Siddi Buba, the deputy speaker.
The house also removed Samuel Markus, the majority leader from Pero-Chongi constituency, and replaced him with Yerima Gaule member representing Kaltungo east.
The deputy chief whip, Yahaya Kaka, was also removed and replaced with Saidu Mohammed.
The house dissolved all its standing committees.
But the assembly did not give any reason for the removal of the speaker.
However, when speaking with newsmen, the chief whip of the house, Musa Buba, from Balanga North constituency, said that the members of the house no longer have “confidence and trust” in the impeached speaker.
“The former speaker lacked the trust of the members and in a number of times he went contrary to the provisions of our guiding principles,” Buba said.
The new speaker, Mr Luggerewo, while addressing journalists, appreciated the members of the house for the action taken in the house.
He said the action was for the “best interest of our constituents and Gombe state at large.”