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31-year-old Zamfara lawmaker emerges Speaker, more states inaugurate assemblies

Maiharaji Altine, Enyioha Opara, Ada Wodu and Adeniyi Olugbemi

Members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly on Tuesday unanimously elected 31-year-old Nasiru Magarya from the Zurmi Local Government Area as their Speaker.

The members also elected Musa Musa from Tsafe East Constituency as the Deputy Speaker.

The state Governor, Bello Mutawalle; his deputy, Mahdi Gusau; the Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha and a former deputy Governor of the state, Ibrahim Wakkala, among others, attended the session held at the chamber of the state House of Assembly.

All the 23 members elected on the platform of the PDP and one member of the National Rescue Movement endorsed their leaders.

Wuse emerges Speaker in Niger

Mr Abdullahi Wuse on emerged as the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly.

Wuse, who represents Tafa State Constituency, was nominated by the immediate past Speaker, Ahmed Marafa.

The first-term lawmaker is a former Chairman of the Tafa Local Government Area and former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in the administration of ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu.

The lawmakers also elected the member representing Bida I State Constituency, Bako Alfa, as the Deputy Speaker.

The Clerk of the House of Assembly inaugurated the Speaker and his deputy.

C’ River Assembly gets new Speaker

Members of the Cross River State House of Assembly on Tuesday elected a new Speaker, Eteng Williams, through a consensus arrangement.

Williams is the immediate past Leader of the House of Assembly and he represents Yakurr II State Constituency.

Peter Odey representing Ogoja State Constituency nominated the Speaker and he was supported by all members.

Hilary Bisong representing Boki II State Constituency nominated the Deputy Speaker, Joseph Bassey, representing Calabar South II Constituency.

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Williams replaces the immediate past Speaker, John Gaul-Lebo, who contested the House of Representatives seat for the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency and lost in the last election.

His emergence as well as other leaders of the ninth assembly followed the decision of the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state and the governor to zone the positions of principal officers of the House in a manner that no section of the state would be marginalised.

Achida emerges Sokoto Speaker

Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s years in the National Assembly marked by cross-partisan compromise was reenacted in Sokoto State as the Peoples Democratic Party snatched from the opposition All Progressives Congress, the speakership of the state assembly, using an APC member.

The PDP nominated an APC legistlator, Aminu   Achida, representing Wurno Constituency, against the APC-backed member, Alhaji Abdullahi Sidi.

Achida scored 16 votes to defeat Sidi, who scored 13 votes, while one vote was invalid.

Similarly, the state assembly members elected  Abubakar Magaji (PDP- Bodinga North), as the Deputy Speaker.

In his address the new Speaker assured members of  better leadership for the overall development of the state.

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