In Niger Lawmakers break Assembly gate to impeach governor

Police officers in the state locked some of the lawmakers in while yet others were kept from gaining entry into the complex.

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Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state play

Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state

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Lawmakers in Niger State have reportedly broken a padlock used to lock the gate of the State House of Assembly complex in a bid to prevent Governor Babangida Aliyu from being impeached.

Police officers in the state locked some of the lawmakers in while yet others were kept from gaining entry into the complex, Punch reports.

The action was reportedly taken to prevent the legislators from forming a quorum with which they could carry out impeachment threats against the governor.

The lawmakers were said to have demanded that the gate be opened and when their request was denied, they proceeded to break the padlock.

“Are we prisoners? Did we beat anyone? Did we cause riot? Why should you lock us in? These people are trying to create trouble when there is no trouble,” some of the legislators said.

The lawmakers are said to be plotting to impeach the governor due to his failure to pay their severance allowances half salary since February this year.

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