The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday elected a new Speaker. The election became necessary after the immediate past Speaker, Hon Gambo Sallau announced his resignation on earlier in the day.
Alhaji Ishaju Danja emerged as the new Speaker. Until his election, he was the Deputy Speaker. The former Majority Leader, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari emerged as the Deputy Speaker. Alhaji Kabir Alhassan was elected to fill the Majority Leader’s position.
Sallau had announced his resignation via a radio broadcast as well as his decision to remain in the PDP. 24 of the 31 PDP members in the House of Assembly had on Monday defected to the All Progressive Congress.