Taraba Assembly elects Joseph Kunini as new Speaker

The Taraba House of Assembly on Monday, elected Mr Joseph Kunini and Alh Hamman-Adama Abdulahi as the new Speaker and deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Kunini and Abdullahi’s followed the resignation of the former speaker of the House, Peter Abel Diah and his deputy Alhaji Muhammad Gwampo.

The Assembly convened on Monday morning and elected the ex-deputy speaker as speaker pro- tempore to conduct the election.

Kunini was nominated by Bonzana Kizito (PDP- Zing) constituency, and he was seconded by Ahmed Jedua of the Gembu constituency.

16 out of the 24 members of the House were present at the sitting.

In his remarks, Kunini pledged to be just and equitable in carrying out his functions as speaker of the Assembly.

He said: “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 promised that the Assembly would work as a team and partner with the executive to make the state a greater place.

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