Rt. Hon. Aminu Takes Over Sokoto State House of Assembly
The Sokoto State House of Assembly has elected its leaders with APC member Rt. Hon. Aminu Manya Achida emerging as the speaker. Hon. Achida who is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) representing Wurnu constituency.
Achida, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress was nominated by a lawmaker from the Peoples Democratic Party, who are in the minority in ninth Assembly.
How Hon. Aminu Met His Limelight
He defeated Abdullahi Sidi (APC- Gwadabawa South) in a close contest supervised by the Acting Clerk of the Assembly, Abdulrazak Shehu.
Achida scored 16 votes to defeat Sidi, who scored 13 votes while one vote was declared invalid.
Similarly, the state Assembly members elected Abubakar Magaji (PDP- Bodinga North), as the Deputy Speaker.
In his address, the new Speaker while commending the members for giving him the opportunity to serve in that capacity, assured them of better leadership for the overall development of the state.