By Babban Jumai
Kano State House of Assembly has elected member representing Makoda Constituency, Hamisu Chidari as a new speaker.
This follows the resignation of Abdulazeez Gafasa the former speaker for personal reasons.
According to our reporter, the member representing Wudil constituency, Nuhu Abdullahi Achika, nominated Hamisu Chidari for the position and was seconded by Sanusi Usman Bataiya.
After the swearing-in of the new speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari appreciated the members for the confidence reposed on him.
Also during the plenary, the members appointed Zubairu Hamza Masu member representing Sumaila as the new deputy speaker, while member representing Warawa constituency Labaran Abdul Madari was reelected Majority Leader of the House and Abdullahi Iliyasu Yar Yasa becomes Deputy Majority Leader.
Recall that Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa and the Majority Leader, Kabiru Hassan Dashi resigned at the early hours of today.
The two principal officers and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) tendered their resignation letters in the early hours of Tuesday, The Union Nigeria learnt.
Member representing Doguwa, Salisu Ibrahim Riruwai, confirmed the resignation of the duo.
No specific reason was given for the decisions.
The resignation letters were received at 1:08am Tuesday by the Kano State House of Assembly.
“The speaker resigned on his own personal reason, according to his resignation letter sent to the 9th Assembly platform at 1:08am, while the majority leader did not give reason for his resignation,” Ibrahim said.
A new speaker and a majority leader, according to Doguwa, would emerge during plenary later Tuesday.