Taraba State House of Assembly Speaker Resigns

The Taraba State House of Assembly has nominated and sworn-in a new speaker after the former Speaker, Josiah Kente resigned.

Kente, whose resignation letter was read on the floor of the House on Monday, said his resignation was based on personal reasons.

The House picked Mark Useni, as the new Speaker while all other principal officers of the House were allowed to retain their positions.



    It will be recalled that last week, the Supreme Court sacked the Taraba State acting governor, Garba Musa, and ordered that the former Deputy governor, Abubakar Danladi be sworn-in to take his place.

    Danladi was impeached by the Taraba State House of Assembly in September 2012 for gross misconduct and abused of office.

    Shortly after he was impeachment, Danladi approached the court to challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court which upheld the ruling of the Federal High Court in Taraba that he was constitutionally impeached.

    In a united judgment, the Supreme Court held that the impeachment panel set up by the House of Assembly to investigate the allegations against Danladi violated his rights to fair hearing.


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