- Taraba state assembly has elected Joseph Albasu Kunini as its new speaker
- Hamman Adama Abdulahi was also elected as the deputy speaker of the House
- Kunini promised to work hard to make sure that the House is truly united
The Taraba state House of Assembly on Monday, December 2, elected Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new speaker and deputy speaker of the House respectively.
This followed the resignation of Abel Peter Diah and Charles Maijankai from the said positions respectively.
The House consequently on Monday, December 2, elected Kunini who was nominated by Bonzana Kizito from Zing constituency. This was seconded by Ammed Jedua of Gyembu constituency.
The election was unanimous with all the sixteen present out of the twenty-four members that constitute the House.
After taking the oath of office, the speaker opened the floor for the nomination of the deputy speaker.
Hence, Bashir Muhammad made the nomination of Abdulahi who represents Bali. Abdulahi was also elected unanimously since there was no contrary nomination.
In his opening and acceptance speech, Kunini promised to work hard to make sure that the House is truly united to function to maximum capacity.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Peter Diah, the speaker of the state House of Assembly tendered his resignation as head of the legislative chamber.
Diah, who confirmed the development, said it was for personal reasons. He, however, refused to give further details of his actions but promised to speak on it on Monday, December 2.
Diah, a representative of Mbamga constituency of the state, is serving his fifth term and had been speaker since the eighth Assembly of the state.
He was renominated in June 2019 for another term as speaker. He would have emerged as one of the few longest-serving speakers of a House of Assembly if he had completed this term.
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