Kano Assembly speaker resigns, opts to remain in PDP

Rabiu Kwankwaso , Governor of kano state

APC is now the majority in the House

Following the defection of 27 members of the Kano State House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, the Speaker of the House, Gambo Sallau, has resigned.

Mr. Sallau, who chose to remain in PDP, resigned because his party, PDP was no longer the majority.

APC now forms the majority in the House with 33 of the 40 members of the House; while PDP has seven.

The state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, in November 2013, decamped to APC from PDP. His decampment generated uproar in Kano as his predecessor, Ibrahim Shekarau, faulted APC for making Mr. Kwankwaso the default leader of the party in the state. This led to Mr. Shekarau’s defection to PDP along with his followers.

Meanwhile, the deputy speaker, Isyaku Danja, is now the new Speaker. Mr. Danja was one of those who decamped to the APC.


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  • Mamman Bako

    You’re a strong politician, a man of great courage and conviction. You will go far!

    • wale


  • 66mopol

    he is a man of integrity who believes in a course

    • Es3

      Exactly…unlike other 27 others who want to remian in the good book of the governor besides not wanting to miss the regular patronage from the governor and the ruling party in the state?!

      • wale

        i concur with you Es3, for him to shun all these perquisites and resign shows his independent streak and nature

  • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

    He wants to try his luck in the next gubernatorial election as runing mate to Faruk Iya.

  • Al

    Very courageous man! Younger ones shud learn to be consistent, courageous, reliable and trust worthy

    • wale

      Correcty, he is worthy of emulation!!!

  • wale

    Can this be true?, Is he a Nigerian?, This is quite unbelievable in this day and age in a country where money is venerated and people sell their mothers and birthrights for filthy lucre!, I want to know and meet this man!, He offers some glimmer of fresh air in the heavily polluted, noxious and toxic Nigerian political stratosphere!, We need more of this kind of man and plenty of his type of actions if we are to change this beleaguered nation. He has demonstrated that there is some measure of hope no matter how infinitesimal for this very rudderless, hopeless and hapless country. My belief is that Nigeria would not be at its present socio-political and economic nadir, quagmire and cul de sac if only its public space was dominated by men ready and willing to emulate the actions of the likes of Gambo Sallau. May God almighty and Allah guide and direct this courageous man’s political trajectory and also continue to uphold him!