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Tambuwal steps down as Speaker

2015-05-27 11:21
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal on Tuesday stepped down as Speaker, reports Punch.

Tambuwal, who is the Governor- elect of Sokoto State, said he took decision to avoid a possible constitutional crisis of taking oath of office for two separate offices.

He is expected to be sworn-in as governor on May 29.

Also read: Tambuwal meets Buhari in London

Tambuwal will cease to be a member of the House after taking the oath, a week before the tenure of the lawmakers expires.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Emeka Ihedioha, will continue presiding over the affairs of the House after May 29.

Read more at Punch.

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