The speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa, and majority leader, Kabiru Hassan Dashi, have both resigned.
The Speaker announced his resignation in a letter titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ dated December 14 and addressed to the Clerk and Permanent Secretary.
Garba Garfasa in the resignation letter said his decision was based on his personal reasons, and appreciated the support of all the members during his stay in the position.
Meanwhile the majority leader, in a one-paragraph letter addressed to the Clerk did not state the reason for his resignation.
However, while addressing the NAN, the Clerk of the Assembly, Abdullahi Alfa, confirmed the receipt of the resignation letters of the two lawmakers.
During plenary on Tuesday, Kano Assembly elected Hamisu Chidari as the new speaker following the resignation of his predecessor.
Mr Chidari emerged speaker following his nomination by the lawmaker representing Wudil constituency in the Assembly, Abdullahi Achika.
The House also elected the lawmaker representing Albasu constituency, Zubairu Masu, as deputy speaker, Labaran Madari (Warawa constituency) as majority leader and Abdullahi Yaryasa (Tudunwada) as deputy majority leader.
This is coming a few weeks after Gombe State House of Assembly impeached its speaker, Abubakar Ibrahim, due to lack of trust and confidence in him.
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