Honourable Lawan Abdul-Madari has been removed on Wednesday as the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly.
The impeached Abdul-Madari has also been replaced by Kabiru Hassan-Dashi, News Nigeria understands.
He was removed from the position after the notice of impeachment moved by the member representing Bunkure local government in the house, Uba Gurjiya.
The motion was moved by Mr Gurjiya on behalf of 23 of the 28 All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers in the house.
According to him, the decision to remove the majority leader followed the agreement of 23 of the 28 APC lawmakers in the 40-member parliament.
The impeachment motion was seconded by another APC member representing Bagwai/Shanono, Ali Shanono.
After the motion was adopted, the legislators unanimously called on the majority leader to step aside.
After the removal of the majority leader, an APC lawmaker representing Sumaila Constituency, Hamza Masu, nominated the deputy majority leader as the majority leader.
The nomination was seconded by some other lawmakers and then adopted by the assembly.
No specific reason was given for the removal of Abdul-Madari from his position as Majority Leader.
The lawmakers later went into a closed-door session to discuss the Kano State Education Development Support (Establishment) law as moved by the new majority leader, Mr Hassan-Dashi, and seconded by Mr Shanono.