- Aminu Iya Abbas has emerged speaker of the Adamawa state House of Assembly
- Abbas was elected unopposed during the inauguration of the 7th Assembly
- The new speaker is a PDP member representing Uba/Gaya state constituency in Adamawa state
Aminu Abbas, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Uba-Gaya state constituency from Hong local government area, Adamawa, has been elected the new speaker of the state House of Assembly.
Abbas was unanimously elected in Yola on Thursday, June 13, by the state lawmakers in the 9th House of Assembly, while Mukwado Pwamakaino, also a PDP member, representing Numan constituency, was elected the deputy speaker.
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Before his election, Abbas, a chartered accountant, was a member of the 5th Adamawa Assembly and an experienced politician with enviable track records.
Adamawa has 25 state Assembly seats and out of these, the PDP won 13 seats, the All Progressives Congress has 11 seats and the African Democratic Congress won one seat.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Adamawa state governor-elect, Ahmadu Fintiri, said he was ready to step on toes to address injustice against the people of the state by the outgoing administration of Governor Jibrilla Bindow.
According to him, findings by the committee revealed lots of breeches and mismanagement of government’s funds that needed to be looked into.
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