Connect with us


Bauchi Lawmakers Elect New Speaker, Deputy



Following the Court of Appeal judgement nullifying the election of Abubakar Suleiman, the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, members of the House, on Wednesday, elected the member representing Hardawa Constituency, Babayo Muhammad, to serve as the new Speaker.

The House also elected Ahmed Abdullahi, representing Dass Constituency in Dass LGA, as Deputy Speaker.

The House in its plenary on Wednesday, elected Akuyam and Abdullahi as Speaker and deputy respectively, unopposed.

The election of the new Speaker followed a nomination by the member, representing Shira  Constituency Auwal Hassan and was seconded by the member representing Burra Tanko Ibrahim.

Both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker were sworn in by the Clerk of the House, Umar Gital.

Later, the Speaker was escorted to his seat.

In his acceptance speech, Akuyam thanked God for his emergence as the Speaker and assured the people of the state that his doors will always remain open for positive advice and commended his colleagues for their belief that he can deliver.

Facebook Comments

Copyright © 2021