First female house leader in Niger has been impeached

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Binta Mamman

On Thursday, December 24, Niger state impeached Binta Mamman.

The impeachment took place during a plenary session that was held on Thursday, The Nation .

Honourable Mamman, until her impeachment, was the first female leader the state’s legislature.

Nothing has been said why the former leader was impeached or the number and names of the lawmakers that supported the action against her.

Meanwhile, Honourable Francis Okiye, the speaker of the Edo state , had been impeached on Monday, October 12.

impeachment came during a brief plenary session of the assembly. Okiye’s impeachment followed a motion by Henry Okhurobo the majority leader of the and signed by nine of the members were present at the brief sitting.

The state assembly had since elected Marcus Onobhu, an honourable member representing Esan West constituency as the new speaker.

This came two after the deputy speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye was impeached.

He was impeached on Wednesday, August 5, during a plenary session of the assembly Benin , the state capital. place, Honourable Roland Asoro, a member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency the was elected deputy speaker.