Of 31 members in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, 11 lawmakers have elected Alhaji Abubakar Y. Suleiman as speaker.
The new Speaker was reportedly elected by members loyal to Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.
Babayo Muhammad representing Hardawa constituency and Jamilu Umar Dahiru, representing Bauchi central constituency nominated the new speaker.
In reaction, lawmakers loyal to former Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar rejected the election and elected Kawuwa Damina as the Speaker of the House Alhaji Abubakar Y. Suleiman, the lawmaker representing Ningi central constituency at the Bauchi State House of Assembly has been elected by 11 out of 31 members as the speaker of the state’s 9th Assembly. Suleiman was elected by members loyal to Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.