16 October 2009

Nigeria: Bauchi House of Assembly Elects Speaker

Bauchi — The Bauchi State House of Assembly has elected Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Fago, the member representing Shira constituency as its Speaker, ending two months of intense lobbying and politicking for the replacement of former Speaker Babayo Garba Gamawa who is now the Deputy Governor of the state.

Gamawa emerged deputy governor two months ago after his predecessor, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Gadi, was removed by the House after a committee found him guilty of financial misconduct.

The new Speaker was elected yesterday following a motion moved by Harsana Gujuba who represents Kirfi constituency. He was seconded by Bawa Alabura, the legislator representing Warji constituency in the House of Assembly.

Alhaji Fago, who was sworn in by the acting clerk of the House, Gambo Ahmed Miya, promised to carry all members along and assured of the support of members in ensuring that government programmes succeed in the overall interest of the state.

Other changes were also made in the leadership of the House with Abubakar Dumba who represents Dass constituency replacing Muhammad Musa Pali as Deputy Speaker while Babayo Aliyu Misau who represents Misau constituency emerged as the Majority Leader, replacing Dayyabu Chiroma. Mustapha Salla who represents Ganjuwa West constituency is now the Chief Whip of the House, replacing Ibrahim Muhammad who represents Ningi Constituency in the House.

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