Mace Theft: Gombe Assembly suspends four APC members

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

Gombe State House of Assembly has suspended four All Progressives Congress members for four legislative days.

The sanction is over their alleged roles in unlawful removal of the mace by a member from the chamber at a plenary of the House Thursday.

The Assembly also asked a committee to investigate the incident and report back on Monday.

Majority Leader of the House, Fabulous Amos, who represents Shongom constituency, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the incident.

He said the suspended members took away the mace to an undisclosed place while plenary session was going on and without the authority of the House.

According to Mr Amos, APC members prayed to the House to change their principal officers but only four out of the members signed the notice for impeachment of the Minority Leader, Ahmed Haruna of Gombe North constituency.

Mr Amoss who is also the Chairman, Committee on Information, named the four suspended members as Abdullahi Abubakar, Mohammed Bello, Ibrahim Sadiq Abubakar and Walid Mohammed.

He said they were suspended for four legislatives days.

Mr Amos said the House also set a committee to investigate the matter and report its findings to the House on Monday.

The Minority Leader refused to respond when journalists sought his clarification.

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