Yola - 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
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.
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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.