Kano Assembly elects Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari as new speaker


The Kano State House of Assembly has elected Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari  (APC -Makoda) as its new Speaker, following the resignation of Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa.

Garba-Gafasa and two other Principal Officers had resigned their positions on Monday.

The two Principal Officers are Mr Kabiru Hassan-Dashi (APC- Kiru)Majority Leader and his deputy, Mr Tasi’u Zabainawa (APC -Minjibir).

Nuhu Abdullahi (APC -Wudil) nominated Ibrahim-Chidari as new Speaker and was seconded by Sunusi Usman-Batayya (APC -Albasu) during Tuesday’s plenary.

Ibrahim-Chidari, who until his election was deputy speaker was elected by a majority of the lawmakers through voice votes.

Also, the lawmakers elected Mr Hamza Massu (APC-Sumaila) as the deputy speaker.

Malam Labaran Abdul-Madari (APC-Warawa ), was also elected as the new Majority Leader, while Mr Abdullahi Yaryasa(APC -Tudun Wada) emerged as the Deputy Majority Leader.

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