Abubakar Suleiman Returns as Bauchi Assembly Speaker

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

Barely one month after they were reelected as members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly during the rerun election, former Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon Abubakar Y Suleiman, and his Deputy, Hon Jamilu Dahiru, have returned as Speaker and Deputy respectively.

The development followed the resignation of the Speaker, Babayo Mohammed Akuyam, and the Deputy, Ahmed Abdullahi, during the plenary yesterday.

THISDAY reports that both Abubakar Y Suleiman and Jamilu Umar Dahiru were removed by the Court of Appeal and faced a rerun last month which they won and were subsequently sworn in as members of the Assembly.

The former Speaker is also the member representing Hardawa constituency and the former Deputy, Ahmed Abdullahi, from Dass constituency in the state.

The out-gone Speaker and his Deputy, while announcing their resignation, said the move was part of the agreement reached by the lawmakers to step down for Abubakar Suleiman and Jamilu Dahiru if eventually reelected.

They appreciated their colleagues and other staff of the Assembly for the support and cooperation given to them during their stewardship. 

To this end, the Assembly immediately re-elected Abubakar Y. Sulaiman  while Jamilu Umaru Dahiru was also re-elected as the new Deputy Speaker.

In his acceptance, the reelected Speaker, Sulaiman, thanked the out gone Speaker and his deputy for exhibiting high sense of maturity while discharging their legislative duties.

He pledged his readiness to continue to provide effective legislations that will better the lives of the citizenry.

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