Following the resignation of Prof Joseph Albasu Kunini as the speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, a new speaker has been elected.
The member representing the Zing constituency, John Kizito Bonzina, has now been elected as the new Speaker.
Kunini was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019.
His letter of resignation, which he read on the floor of the House, took everyone by surprise as there was no form of skirmishes among the members of the House.
“My resignation is on personal ground. I wish to thank honourable members for their support and cooperation while I served as the speaker of this honourable House,” he said.
Bonzina, while speaking after his emergence as the new speaker, denied the allegation that a palace coup was staged by the members to remove the speaker from office.
While soliciting the support of his colleagues, he promised to work round the clock to build on the achievements of the former speaker.