- Aminu Achida (APC- Wurno) has emerged speaker of the 9th Sokoto state House of Assembly
- Achida defeated the anointed candidate of his party, Abdullahi Garba Sidi, representing Gwadabawa South constituency
- In his address, the new speaker commended his colleagues for giving him the opportunity to serve in that capacity
The lawmaker representing Wurno in Sokoto state House of Assembly, Aminu Achida, on Tuesday, June 11, emerged the new speaker of the Assembly.
He became the speaker after beating Abdullahi Sidi (APC- Gwadabawa South) in a close contest conducted by the 30 members-elect, under the supervision of the acting clerk of the Assembly, Abdulrazak Shehu.
Achida, who was nominated by Ibrahim Sarki (PDP-Sokoto North II), scored 16 votes to defeat Sidi who got 13 votes. One vote was declared invalid.
Also re-elected is the deputy speaker of the 8th Assembly, Abubakar Magaji (PDP- Bodinga North), who retained his position.
Magaji, nominated by Mallam Muhammad (PDP- Sokoto South II), scored 17 votes to defeat Isa Harisu (APC- Kebbe), who got 12 votes. One vote was declared invalid.
In his address, the new speaker commended his colleagues for giving him the opportunity to serve in that capacity and assured them of better leadership for the overall development of the state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the lawmaker representing Ilesha-Gwanara constituency of Baruten local government, Yakubu Saliu Danladi, emerged speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly.
Danladi was nominated by Saheed Popoola, member representing Balogun-Ojomu constituency of Offa local government and seconded by Haliru Danbaba.
The 34-year-old speaker in his acceptance speech said he offered himself for the service of the house and the state.
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