As the seventh Adamawa state House of Assembly inaugurated and barring any last minute change in permutations, the member representing Uba/Gaya state constituency, Aminu Iya Abbas (PDP) is now the new speaker of Adamawa seventh Assembly.
Speaker Abbas was uninamously elected by the 25 lawmakers representing the state at the Thursday inauguration meeting of the lawmakers.
Our correspondent covering the sitting reports that the decision of the immediate speaker , Kabir Mijinyawa representing Yola South State constituency (APC) to quit from the race has gone a long way to pave way for the expected victory of Abbas who is the PDP’s preferred candidate.
Initially there were fears that the All Progressives Congress may stealthily pick the speakership of the house when four members of the PDP expressed ambition for the coveted seat.
” Indeed, this ambition had allegedly caused massive tension within the PDP less than 48 hours before the contest, though the party waded and urged other candidates to support Abbas for the party to emerge victorious,” an inside source.
Another issue that made the candidature of Abbas to have a significant mileage was the fact that he was a ranking member unlike his major contender and member representing Yola north, Hamidu Sajo Lekki (PDP),who was a first termer to the house.
The lawmakers are currently in session amidst tight security as friends,relatives and supporters besieged the Assembly complex for the epoch making inauguration.