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Kaduna assembly declares former speaker’s seat vacant

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has declared the seat of its former Speaker Aminu Shagali vacant for absenteeism.

The assembly said Shagali has been absent from all its activities since his resignation for more than a year without any reason.

It asked the Clerk of the Assembly to communicate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold re-run for the seat.

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Shagali (APC, Sabon Gari) resigned as speaker in February 2020 and was succeeded by Yusif Zailani (APC, Igabi).

The House also suspended Hon Salisu Isa, representing Magajin Gari Constituency of Birnin-Gwari, for one year, while extending the suspension of Hon Yusuf Liman (Kakuri/Makera), Hon Mukhtar Isa Hazo (Basawa) and Hon Nuhu Shadalafiya (Kagarko) by one year, effective from May 2021.

The decisions were made by the House during the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Isaac Auta Zankai.

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