By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Yusuf Gagdi has been impeached.
The impeached lawmaker is from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), indicating more political hurdles for Governor Simon B. Lalong accused of lack performance.
The majority leader, Henry Yunkwap, read the impeachment notice signed by 18 of the 24 members of the House.
He said the notice followed a vote of no confidence on Mr. Gagdi.
The clerk of the assembly, Ayuba Gongu, confirmed verification of the signatures of the legislators who signed the impeachment.
Mr. Gagdi was immediately replaced by Sale Yipmong, a member from Dengi constituency, southern Plateau State.
Commenting on his impeachment in an interview with journalists shortly after Tuesday sitting, Mr. Gagdi said he was happy that his removal was not linked to any fraud, saying he believed it was done in good faith.
Mr. Gagdi represents Kantana constituency in the House.