Following the nullification of the elections of the former speaker, Abubakar Y Suleiman and his deputy speaker Jamilu Umaru Dahiru by the Court Appeal in Abuja, which ordered a rerun of some polling units in their constituencies, Babayo Muhammad has been elected as the new speaker and Ahmad Abdullahi as the new Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly .
The new Speaker was elected yesterday at the plenary following a nomination by member representing Shira Constituency, Auwal Hassan who was seconded by member representing Burra, Tanko Ibrahim. The assembly unanimously accepted the nomination of Muhammad (Hardawa constituency) to become the speaker.
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In his acceptance speech, the new speaker promised to promote unity among members of the state assembly, adding, “My leadership will run an open-door policy, honestly and transparently without preferential treatment of members. We are all equal trying to work for the development of Bauchi State.
The Speaker thereafter directed the Clerk of the House to transmit to the executive the election of new presiding officers and the information that the house was ready to receive the governor today for the presentation of the 2024 budget proposal to the assembly.