- Isah Babayo was elected on Wednesday, November 29, by the members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, to serve as the new speaker
- This comes barely a week after the court of appeal sacked the previous speaker, Abubakar Suleiman
- The House, in a fresh election conducted on Wednesday, also elected Ahmed Abdullahi as the deputy speaker
Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements
Bauchi state, Bauchi - On Wednesday, November 29, Babayo Akuyam, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing the Hardawa constituency, emerged as the new Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
Bauchi elects new speaker, deputy after appeal court's judgment
The parliament also elected Ahmed Abdullahi, the lawmaker representing Dass Constituency in Dass local government as the Assembly's deputy speaker, Channels TV reported.
The appellate court in its judgment delivered on Friday, November 24, also ordered a rerun in 10 polling units in Ningi central constituency, creating a vacuum in the speakership position.
The new deputy speaker replaces Jamilu Dahiru of Bauchi Central constituency who was also sacked by the Court of Appeal.
As reported by Daily Trust, both of them were elected through a consensus vote and have been sworn in.
Appeal court sacks Kaduna assembly speaker, details emerge
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the appeal court sitting in Abuja invalidated the election of Honourable Yusuf Dahiru Liman, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
In its judgment, the appellate court sacked the APC candidate and ordered a re-run in five polling units.
This comes after Hon Solomon Nuhu Katuka of the PDP filed a petition before the tribunal challenging the election of the speaker, who represents Makera constituency in the House of Assembly.
Court of Appeal sacks all 16 PDP lawmakers in Plateau state
Similarly, Legit.ng reported on Saturday, November 25, that the Court of Appeal in Abuja sacked Nannim Langyi of the PDP as the lawmaker representing the Langtang north-north constituency in the Plateau state House of Assembly.
In a unanimous judgment, the appellate court declared Nimchak Nansak of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.
The three-member panel of justices of the appeal court set aside the tribunal’s verdict and ruled that Langyi was not qualified to have contested the election.