The crisis rocking the Bauchi state House of Assembly appears to be over as the Assembly finally inaugurated 16 factional lawmakers on Friday night.
The 16 lawmakers-elect led by a former speaker of the House, Kawuwa Damina took oath of office at a special session of the House that began at about 8:00pm and presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Danlami Ahmed Kawule.
The state’s governor, Bala Mohammed who witnessed the inauguration told newsmen that it was a victory for democracy and the people of the state.
The Bauchi state House of Assembly was in June thrown into confusion and leadership crisis when elected Members held parallel inaugurations leading to the emergence of two factional Speakers.
While Abubakar Y Suleiman was elected by 13 Members with the Clerk presiding over the sitting on the floor of the Assembly complex on June 20th, the factional Speaker, Kawuwa Shehu Damina, was elected outside the Assembly complex by 18 Members under the symbol of a Mace.
The All Progressives Congress has 22 Members, the Peoples Democratic Party has 8 while the New Nigeria People’s Party has one.