Joseph Kunini and Hamman-Adama Abdulahi has been elected as the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly respectively following the resignation of the former speaker Peter Diah, and his deputy, Muhammad Gwampo, from the positions, NAN reports.
The election which held on Monday morning had selected impeached deputy speaker Muhammad Gwampo as Speaker pro-tempo and chairman of the election.
Mr Kunini who represents Lau constituency is a third-term member of the House.
Mr Kunini in his remarks pledged to be just and equitable in carrying out his functions.
“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 said.
He promised that the house would work as a team and partner with the executive to make the state a greater place.
“I will run an open door parliament where even the minority will have a say.
“Thank you for this trust. I assure you that it will be used as a medium to serve God and humanity. Thank you for this privilege,” he said.
His election was unanimous with 16 of the 24 members present at the sitting.