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BREAKING: New Speaker, Deputy emerge in Kaduna

BREAKING: New Speaker, Deputy emerge in Kaduna

Barely an hour after Aminu Abdullahi Shagali resigned as speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has been elected as the new Speaker.
Hon. Zailani, who represents Igabi West Constituency in the Assembly, was the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly until his election to lead the House on today.
Zailani is a strong member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, Hon Mukhatar Isa Hazo, representing Bassawa Constituency has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker.
Both of them have been sworn-in by the Clark of the Assembly.
The former Speaker, who represents Sabon-Gari Constituency in the Assembly, officially submitted his resignation letter to clerk of the House this morning.
The Nation reports that members of the House had started collecting signatures to impeach him before he eventually bowed to pressure and resigned.
Chairman, House Committee on information, Honourable Tanimu Musa confirmed he submitted his resignation letter.
The 40-year old Aminu Abdullahi Shagali became the Assembly Speaker when the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to power in 2015.
He was re-elected to preside over the House in 2019 on strong recommendation of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i.

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