Why Gombe Speaker was removed -Muazu Chima Azubuike, Gombe A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Gombe state, Habu Muazu, has dispelled speculations that the former speaker of the state Assembly Ibrahim Abubakar, was removed because of his loyalty to the former governor, and senator representing Gombe central Danjuma Goje. Muazu, who was a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, in 2019 elections, revealed these in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday. He added that Abubakar was replaced with the 36 years old Abubakar Luggerewo, for his inability to place his colleagues interest above primordial interests. He stated that the members of the house had described the former Speaker as been miserly. Muazu said, “I don’t think it was because of Goje, the speaker was removed; they had their internal problems with the former Speaker, this one that was elected is the same local government with Goje, the other impeached speaker is from another local government even though he is from Gombe central. “They accused him of been too loyal to the executive, that he can’t challenge the governor, anything the governor brings to the house they always pass it. They also feel he didn’t put pressure on the governor about their welfare. He was also accused of been stingy. There is no connection between Goje, and the former Speaker because Abubakar Ibrahim and the new one are loyal to his excellency, Inuwa Yahaya.
“The members must have a leader, and they must respect the leader. They must respect the zoning of the party; I thank God even though the speaker was impeached, they maintained the zoning arrangements. The speaker comes from Gombe central, but as a house they must trust and follow their leader.” Recall Ibrahim Abubakar was removed through voice votes announced by his former deputy, Shuaibu Adamu, who was removed barely one year following perceived closeness to the executive.