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Breaking: New Speaker emerges in Taraba House of Assembly

Breaking: New Speaker emerges in Taraba House of Assembly

The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday, elected Joseph Kunini as the new Speaker of the Assembly.

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Also elected is Hamman-Adama Abdulahi, as the Deputy Speaker.

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The election followed the resignation of the former speaker, Mr Peter Abel Diah and his deputy, Alh Muhammad Gwampo from the positions.

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The assembly, which convened on Monday morning, elected an impeached deputy speaker, Gwampo as Speaker pro tempo who chaired the election

Kunini was nominated by Mr Bonzana Kizito (PDP- Zing) constituency, and he was seconded by Mr Ammed Jedua of Gembu constituency

His election was unanimous with 16 of the 24 members present at the sitting

In his remarks, Kunini pledged to be just and equitable in carrying out his functions

“This is a house of justice and equity. Taraba should be greater than any individual and we must work hard to take the state to greater heights. I will work to champion this, ” he said

He promised that the house would work as a team and partner with the executive to make the state a greater place

“I will run an open door Parliament where even the minority will have a say

“Thank you for this trust. I assure you that it will be used as a medium to serve God and humanity. Thank you for this privilege”, he said

Kunini, who represents Lau constituency was a third-term member of the House

The House also nominated Mr Douglas Ndatse as the Majority leader of the House to replace the new speaker who occupied the position before now