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Published On: Wed, Dec 16th, 2020

Kano Speaker, Gafasa resigns as his deputy, Chidari replaces him

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From Mustapha Adamu

Kano State House of Assembly has elected Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari, member of All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Makoda constituency as the new Speaker of the assembly.
The assembly elected the new Chidari yesterday following the resignation of the erstwhile Speaker, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa and two other principal officers in the wee hours of on Tuesday.
The two principal Officers resigned including Kabiru Hassan-Dashi, the majority leader of the house, representing APC Kiru, and his deputy, Tasi’u Zabainawa, representing APC Minjibir constituency.
Garba-Garfasa, in a letter titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ dated December 14, and addressed to the Clerk and Permanent Secretary announced his resignation.
During the plenary yesterday, a member representing APC Wudil constituency, Nuhu Abdullahi nominated Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari as the new Speaker, and seconded by Sunusi Usman-Batayya, representing APC Albasu constituency.
The lawmakers, following a series of deliberations on the nominee, unanimously adopted him and elected Ibrahim-Chidari as the new Speaker of the assembly.
The new Speaker, who until his election was the deputy to Garba-Garfasa was elected by the majority of the lawmakers through voice voting.
The assembly also elected Hamza Massu, member representing APC Sumaila constituency as the deputy speaker of the house.
Labaran Abdul-Madari, representing APC Warawa constituency was also elected as the new Majority leader of the house, while Abdullahi Yaryasa as the deputy majority leader.
Recall that Abdul-Madari was the majority leader of the house before he was impeached and taken over by Hassan-Dashi.

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