Gombe lawmaker flees with Assembly mace

Mace used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Nation]

The Gombe State House of Assembly witnessed a bizarre drama Thursday when a member seized the mace during a session and fled the chamber.

The incident occurred during an attempt by some members of the All Progressives Congress in the House to impeach the Minority Leader, Mohammed Haruna, who is a member of the party.

The House is dominated by members of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr Haruna had on May 5 called a press conference to condemn the conduct of APC ward congresses in the state, for which reason some members of his party wanted him removed as Minority Leader.

However, during the process, the impeachment failed as four out of the eight members of the party in the House declined to support it.

Frustrated by the stalemate, Abdullahi Abubakar, who represents Akko West, grabbed the mace and fled the chamber.
He was said to have been assisted by another member, Mohammed Bello, from Gombe South state constituency, to escape with the House’s symbol of authority.

The officials of the assembly are yet to address the press on the development.

Details later…

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