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Crisis erupts in Nasarawa Assembly as two Lawmakers claim Speakership

Written by on June 7, 2023

In Nasarawa state, two speakers have emerged to lead the 7th House of Assembly there.

Ibrahim Balarabe and Daniel Ogazi both from the western zone of the state are the two speakers.

The inauguration of the 7th Assembly and election of speaker and deputy speaker was scheduled for 6th June 2023, that is yesterday, but the clerk announced a postponement citing security concerns.

Security personnel barricaded the House of Assembly forcing the Ogazi faction and their supporters to remain within the premises till 6pm.

Ibrahim Balarabe and Jacob Kudu were elected as speaker and deputy respectively by 11 members at one of the state ministries and sworn in by the acting clerk of the Assembly, Ibrahim Musa, to lead the 7th assembly.

But Ogazi and Adamu Oyanki were elected as speaker and deputy respectively by 13 members at the assembly complex.


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