NewsBauchi Assembly Elects Babayo Akuyam New Speaker

Bauchi Assembly Elects Babayo Akuyam New Speaker

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November 29, (THEWILL) – The Bauchi State House of Assembly has elected Babayo Akuyam, the member representing Hardawa Constituency in Misau Local Government Area of the State, as its new Speaker.

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

THEWILL reports that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the former Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, as member representing Ningi Central Constituency and ordered a rerun in some polling units. Also, the appellate court had on Monday, sacked the Deputy Speaker, Jamilu Barade, the member representing Bauchi Central Constituency, and ordered a rerun in some polling units.

But 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.

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.

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