Bauchi Assembly gets new Speaker, Deputy

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has elected Babayo Akuyam as its new Speaker.

He represents Hardawa Constituency in Misau Local Government Area of the state.

This followed the Court of Appeal judgement nullifying the election of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

Similarly, the lawmakers also elected the member representing Dass Constituency, Ahmad Abdullahi, as Deputy Speaker.

Blueprint reports that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, in another judgement, also nullified the election of the immediate-past Deputy Speaker of the House, Jamilu Umarau Dahiru.

The Spokesperson of the House, Musa Nakwada, who confirmed the election of the new presiding officers, said the decision of the lawmakers became necessary to file the voids created by the judgements of the Court of Appeal.

Blueprint reports that there will be rerun elections in certain Polling Units in both constituencies of the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker in order to determine the eventual winners of the legislative seats.

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