Breaking: Bauchi Assembly elects new speaker, deputy

Members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Wednesday elected a new speaker and deputy after the removal of the former speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, and his deputy, Jamilu Barade by the Court of Appeal.

Babayo Muhammad Akuyam from Hardawa Constituency emerged new Speaker while Ahmed Abdullahi from Dass Constituency was elected Deputy Speaker of the Assembly unopposed at the plenary.

In his acceptance speech, the new Speaker, Babayo Muhammad Akuyam thanked Allah for his emergence as the Speaker and assured the good people of the State that his doors will always remain open for positive advices.

According to him, going by the present administration’s ideology, the House would do everything possible to provide the needed support for the overall development of the state.

It would be recalled that, the Appeal Court had sacked the former Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman who represented Ningi Central on Friday and ordered a rerun in 10 polling units while his deputy, Jamilu Barade’s removal came on Monday with an order of a rerun in 9 polling units.

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