Nasarawa Assembly elects new Speaker

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has elected Danladi Jatau and Mohammed Oyanki as the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the house respectively.

The elections of the new leadership came 48 hours after the court of Appeal sacked the incumbent speaker, Ibrahim Balarebe Abdullahi, who is a third term speaker of the house.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Tuesday, November 28, sacked Abdullahi representing Umaisha/ Ugya as the speaker.

Before his sack, Abdullahi was a member of the ruling All Progresives Congress, APC, who first came to the Assembly in 2015 and was elected speaker, re-elected as a member and speaker in 2019 and returned in 2023 as member and speaker.

Jatau, a member of APC, representing Kokona East State constituency became the speaker following the vacuum created as a result of the removal of the former speaker.

Oyanki, a member of the People’s Democratic Party, representing Doma south State constituency was also elected deputy speaker.

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