Kano Assembly speaker resigns



Speaker  of the Kano state House of Assembly, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, has resigned his appointment, saying he was not ready to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sallau said he had no quarrel whatsoever with Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
In his place,  Hon.  Isyaku Ali Danja was elected  as the new speaker.
A similar resignation was also tendered by the  state Commissioner for Education, Barrister Faruk Iya,  who chose to  remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Addressing newsmen yesterday, the new Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Ibrahim Cigari, who before now was the House  Majority Leader, explained that they defected to the APC in line with their people’s wishes and not as a result from pressure from   Kwankwaso.
Earlier on Monday, 27 out of 31 PDP members in the state legislature defected to APC, four from the defunct  ANPP joined former governor Ibrahim  Shekaru to PDP.
The  house now has seven PDP while APC has 33 members.
Also speaking,  the new Majority Leader, Kabiru Alhassan Rano, stated that they joined APC on their own in solidarity with the governor whom he described as the best ever produced in the state.
Meanwhile,  Governor Kwankwaso  has  inaugurated the interim executives for the state chapter in Kano, with Shekarau’s former deputy governor, Engr. Tijjani Gwarzo, as chairman,  while Adamu Sumaila of the PDP Kwankwasiya is the new Secretary.

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