Controversy Erupts in Kebbi State as Deputy Speaker, 5 Principal Officers Tender Resignation

Controversy Erupts in Kebbi State as Deputy Speaker, 5 Principal Officers Tender Resignation

  • The Kebbi state parliament has confirmed the resignation of its deputy speaker, Muhammad Usman
  • It was also gathered that at least five principal officers also tendered their resignation and was signed by 20 out of the 24 parliamentarians
  • A statement issued by the parliament also confirmed these resignations but did not disclose the reason for their resignation

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Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi - The Kebbi state parliament has been greeted with a huge shock as the deputy speaker, Muhammad Usman alongside five other principal officers tendered their resignation to the parliament.

As reported by Daily Nigerian, the development of their resignation was confirmed on Thursday, January 26.

Bagudu, Kebbi state
The statement issued by the Kebbi state parliament did not reveal the reason for the resignation of top officials of the parliament. Photo: Atiku Bagudu
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The spokesperson to the Kebbi state parliament, Shehu Muhammad-Yauri also confirmed their resignation via a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

In the statement Muhammad-Yauri said;

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“Six principal officers of Kebbi state house of assembly, from the deputy speaker, have resigned their appointments.”

It was also contained in the statement that 20 out of the 24 parliamentarians in the state parliament assented to the resignation letters of the five principal officers.

According to reports, it is unclear why the top parliament officials tendered their resignation as it was not mentioned in the statement issued by the parliament.

Another development gathered that Governor Atiku Bagudu was summoned to the state parliament on Thursday, January 27 to give an account of the N18.7 billion loan approved by the house on October 18, 2021.

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Meanwhile, the former Kogi state assembly speaker, Alfa Imam, with about 3,000 followers, has dumped the APC and joined the PDP in the state.

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The ex-lawmaker said he is joining the PDP because the APC lacked leadership structure and the ruling party has failed Nigerians.

Imam appreciates the fact that he received a warm reception in the PDP and that he had stayed in the APC to correct the error but he failed.

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In another development, two prominent members of the Kaduna state House of Assembly have officially defected to the Labour Party.

The lawmakers are Isaac Auta Zankai, and Suleiman Dabo, who are also ranking members of the House.

While Zankai is the current deputy speaker in the legislative house, Dabo represents the Zaria state constituency.


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