Kano Assembly resumes sitting, gets new Deputy Speaker

Written by on May 17, 2018

The Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday resumed sitting after four days of drama which led to the removal of some principal officers.

The embattled speaker Honorable Yusuf Abdullahi Atah, after a unanimous decision of the law makers, observed the swearing in of the former speaker honorable Kabiru Alhasan Rurum as the new Deputy Speaker.



The session which kicked up at about 11: 29 am saw in attendance 36 members from the House from the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya factions and the only PDP representative at the house Honorable Abdullahi Muhammad Chiromawa who said he’s participation in the crisis was to effect positive change in the House.

This reporter observed that the plenary session lasted for about an hour as members were seen exchanging pleasantries devoid of any rancour or ill-feelings among them.

The speaker, while announcing the change, said I received information that a new Deputy majority leader and the chief whip have been appointed to the house in persons of honorable Muhammad Bello Butu butu and Honorable Baffa Danagundi Kano municipal constituency as the new chief whip, honorable Sanusi bataitya to serve as deputy majority leader and honorable Ayuba Labaran Durum to serve as majority whip.

In his acceptance speech, the new deputy speaker honorable Alhasan Rurum said, ” I accept this position as the members of the assembly unanimously agreed. I will try my possible best to harmonize the house and I thank Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and all stake holders who intervened.

“Today Thursday, marked 11 months since I stepped down as the speaker of the House and am back as the deputy speaker and as expected of us, I would discharge my responsibilities without fear or favour and carry out my responsibilities as expected”

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