KANO ASSEMBLY: Chidari Succeeds Gafasa as Speaker
Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected a new Speaker, following the resignation of the former, Abdulaziz Gafasa, on Monday.
Member representing Makoda constituency, Hamisu Chidari, is the new Speaker of the State Assembly.
The former Speaker dropped an unexpected resignation on Monday, citing personal reasons. The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Kabiru Hassan Dashi, also resigned.
Gafasa announced his resignation in a letter titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ dated December 14th and addressed to the Clerk and Permanent Secretary.
Member representing Wudil constituency, Nuhu Abdullahi Achika, nominated Hamisu Chidari for the position and was seconded by Sanusi Usman Bataiya.
The new Speaker has been sworn in already, Nigerian Sketch can confirm.
After the swearing-in, the new Speaker, Chidari, appreciated the members who he said have shown they have confidence in him.
Also during the plenary, the members appointed member representing Sumaila, Zubairu Hamza Masu as the new Deputy Speaker; member representing Warawa constituency, Labaran Abdul Madari as Majority Leader while Abdullahi Iliyasu Yar-yasa has become the Deputy Majority Leader.
There have been speculations surrounding the sudden resignation of the two officers of the Assembly which Nigerian Sketch has not verified yet.
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