Senator Muhammad Hassan Nasiha, representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District, has been nominated as Zamfara State Deputy Governor.
Nasiha was nominated by the state House of Assembly, Channels reports.
His nomination followed the impeachment of the former Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau on Wednesday.
Gusau was impeached after the House received the report of a committee set up by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Kulu Aliyu. The committee was set up probe allegations levelled against him.
The seven-man panel was led by Retired Justice Halidu Soba and had submitted its report to the State House of Assembly complex in Gusau, the state capital.
According to a member of the panel, Oladipo Okpeseyi, the committee carried out its assignment with integrity. The panel had commenced its sitting on Monday and ended proceedings the next day. But the embattled Gusau, who was the respondent, was absent.
Some of the allegations against him were a breach of the Constitution, gross misconduct, financial fraud, and abuse of office.