From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano State House of Assembly yesterday removed its Majority Leader, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari and replaced him with his Deputy, Alhaji Kabiru Hassan-Dashi.
The removal of the Majority leader came shortly following a motion of urgent public importance presented by a member of APC representing Bunkure Constituency, Alhaji Muhammad Uba-Gurjiya.
Uba-Gurjiya was sworned in on Tuesday during the plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, following his success during the recent rerun elections in the state.
According to him, the decision to remove the majority leader followed the acceptance of 23 out of the 28 APC members in the Chamber of 40 representatives.
The motion was immediatly seconded by another APC member representing Bagwai/Shanono, Alhaji Ali Ibrahim-Shanono.
After passing the motion, the legislators unanimously adopted the motion and called on the majority leader to step aside.
After the removal of the majority leader, also an APC member representing Sumaila Constituency, Alhaji Hamza Massu, nominated the deputy majority leader to be elected as the majority leader.
The nomination was seconded by some of the members and adopted by the assembly, thereby becoming the Majority leader with immediate effect according to the house.