Few hours after the impeachment of Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, a new Deputy Governor, Senator Hassan Nasiha, was screened as his replacement.
Nasiha is a serving senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District.
He also served as the interim state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before a substantive chairman was appointed.
Preparations for the swearing in of the new Deputy Governor are ongoing as of the time of this report.
The Zamfara State House of Assembly had on Wednesday impeached Mahdi Gusau, the state’s deputy governor.
Mr Gusau was impeached at the plenary following acceptance of a report by Chief Judge Kulu Aliyu, who was asked to probe charges of corruption and disloyalty against the politician.
Mr Gusau had declined to join the APC after Governor Bello Matawalle moved to the ruling party, prompting immediate attempts by lawmakers and the governor’s supporters to force him out of office.