Governor Bello Matawalle has appointed a replacement for the ousted deputy governor, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.

Mr Gusau was impeached by the State House of Assembly on Wednesday after a panel constituted to probe him submitted its reports.

He was accused of insubordination, criminal enrichment amongst other allegations after he refused to journey to the All Progressive Congress (APC) with Mr Matawalle from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Announcing a replacement, the governor named Senator Hassan Mohammed who represents Zamfara Central at the Nigerian Senate.

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Mr Mohammed, like the Zamfara governor, decamped to the APC from the PDP last year June.

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