Mijinyawa emerges Adamawa Assembly Speaker



Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa (APC-Yola South) on Tuesday emerged as the Speaker, 6th House of Assembly, Adamawa.

Mijinyawa, nominated by Abdulrahman Abubakar (APC-Mubi South), polled 17 votes, while his opponent, Alhaji Rufai Umar (APC- Gombi), who was nominated by Mallam Hammanjoda Umar (APC-Jada/Mbulo), scored eight votes.

Mr Sunday Peter (APC- Guyuk), was elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker following non-secondment of Mrs Sodomti Tayedi (APC- Numan), who was nominated to contest the position with him.

Addressing the House after taking oath of office, Mijinyawa thanked members of the Assembly for electing him as speaker.

Mijinyawa, therefore, urged members to support him to move the state forward.

He promised to work with the executive arm of government, adding that the problem of sour relationship between the legislature and executive arm was over.

In his speech, the State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, who witnessed the inauguration, congratulated the lawmakers, assuring that the two arms would work together.

” As a former lawmaker, I will work for a synergy between the executive and legislature,” Jibrilla said

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