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Defection: Kaduna Assembly Declares Seat of Two Lawmakers Vacant



Following the defection of two lawmakers in the Kaduna State House of Assembly  from All Progresssives Congress (APC) to People’s Democratic Party, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Aminu Shagali declared John Adu and one other lawmaker’s seat vacant, at the Wednesday plenary.

The ex-Speaker said he took the decision in line with the provision of the constitution.

The former Deputy Speaker John Adu resigned from the position last Friday and later defected to the opposition PDP.

Meanwhile, the house has elected Nuhu Shadalafiya as the new Deputy Speaker.

Shadalafiya until his nomination was the House committee chairman on information.He is representing Kagarko constituency.

Ahmed Mohammed, a Legislator representing Zaria/ Kewaye nominated Shadalafiya and the motion was supported by the Lawmakers who belong to the ruling APC.

The former Deputy Speaker dropped his resignation letter Tuesday at the Speaker’s office.


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