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Kano Assembly Speaker Resigns

The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Gambo Sallau, on Tuesday announced his resignation from the position.

This is coming barely 24 hours after 26 legislators defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to All Progressive Congress, APC.

Sallau said in a broadcast on Freedom Radio, Kano, that his decision to resign as Speaker, was political.

“I, Gambo Sallau, the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, hereby announce my resignation as the Speaker. Now that the PDP has become an opposition party, I will not continue to be the Speaker of the House,” he said.

By implication, Sallau refused to join his colleagues but decided to remain in the PDP which is now a minority party in the assembly.

He commended members of the House, the state government and the public for the support given him in the last two years.

The defection of the 26 legislators to the APC on Monday, gives the party a majority of 33 out of 40 members.