Member Representing Zango Local Government Area of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Tasiu Musa Maigari has been re-elected as the Speaker, Katsina State House of Assembly in a keen contest.
Katsina Post learned that Hon. Maigari who was the last speaker of the House in the 6th Assembly defeated his closest rival, Hon. Nasiru Yahaya from Daura constituency with a margin of just 2 votes.
Rt. Hon. Aliyu Sabiu representing Mani constituency kicked started the voting processes when he nominated Hon. Tasiu Musa Maigari and seconded by Ibrahim Dikko from Matazu constituency.
Hon. Nasiru Yahaya was also nominated for the position and was seconded accordingly before the Honourable members started voting. The secret ballot system was adopted during the election and all the 34 members took part in the election.
After counting the votes cast, Hon. Maigari scored 18 votes to defeat Nasiru Yahaya from Daura constituency who polled 16 votes.
Also, Dalhatu Tafoki from Faskari constituency was elected as Deputy Speaker with 20 votes.
Abubakar Muhammad from Maiadua nominated Tafoki and was seconded by Abduljalal Runka from Safana constituency.
Hon. Tafoki defeated Abdulrazaq Tsiga from Bakori constituency who got 14 votes.
Both Hon. Maigari and Hon. Tafoki held similar position in the 6th Assembly
Thirteen out of the 34 members are coming to the assembly for the first time, while the remaining 21 are returning members.
They were all elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).