- Deputy speaker and chief whip have suffered defeat as 14 of 24 Zamfara assembly members lost return bid
- The lawmakers lost out when the APC adopted consensus in nominating candidates for the general elections
- The nine returning lawmakers who contested and won return bid include the leader of the House, Alhaji Isah Abdulmumin, and his deputy
A total of 14 out of the 24 members of Zamfara state House of Assembly have lost their bid to return to the assembly, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng, however, gathers that out of the 24 assembly members, nine are returning to the house while the speaker, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, had proceeded to the House of Representatives.
Those who lost out include the deputy speaker, Alhaji Muhammad Abubukar; chief whip, Abdullahi Dansadau, Dayyabu Rijiya, deputy chief whip, Malam-Mani Malam-Mummuni, Abubakar Ajiya and Hashimu Shehu-Gazura.
Others are Alhaji Salisu Musa, Bello Fagon, Shehu Ibrahim, Muazu Faru, Mansur Muhammad Dambala, Lawali Dagonkade and Abu Dahiru.
All the 14 lawmakers lost out when the All Progressives Congress (APC) adopted consensus in nominating candidates for the general elections in the state.
Meanwhile, the nine returning lawmakers who contested and won in the just concluded polls are, the leader of the House, Alhaji Isah Abdulmumin, his deputy, Bello Maiwurno, Aliyu Ango-Kagara, Abu Ibrahim-Maru, and Ibrahim Kwatarkwashi.
The rest are Aminu Danjibga, Maniru Gidanjaja, Yusuf Moriki, and Kabiru Moyi, as APC won all the 24 seats of the state assembly at last Saturday’s State Assembly elections.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that four lawmakers would be returning to the Ogun state House of Assembly as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party won 15 out of 26 House of Assembly seats in the state.
According to a result sheet of the assembly election signed by the administrative secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun, James Popoola, APC had the highest number of legislators-elect while the Allied People’s Movement (APM) won seven seats.
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