Following the Court of Appeal judgement nullifying the election of the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, members of the House, on Wednesday, elected the member representing Hardawa Constituency, Babayo Muhammad, to serve as the new Speaker.
Similarly, the lawmakers also elected the member representing Dass Constituency, Ahmad Abdullahi, as Deputy Speaker.
LEADERSHIP reports that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, had in another judgement, also nullified the election of the immediate-past Deputy Speaker of the House, Jamilu Umarau Dahiru.
The Spokesperson of the House, Musa Nakwada, who confirmed the election of the new presiding officers, said the decision of the lawmakers became necessary to fill the voids created by the judgements of the Court of Appeal.
LEADERSHIP reports that there will be rerun elections in certain Polling Units in both constituencies of the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker in order to determine the eventual winners of the legislative seats.