Kebbi Assembly Speaker, other principal officers resign

Saidu Dakingari, Kebbi State governor

The Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly, Aminu Jega, his deputy, and other principal officers of the Assembly have resigned from their position.

Mr. Jega, who announced the decision late Thursday, said their action was as a result of unfair treatment meted out to the members by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

There have been reports in recent week that the leadership of the House as well as the state deputy governor, Ibrahim Aliyu, will defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

The deputy governor, Wednesday, denied any plan to defect from the PDP.

A source in Kebbi APC, who refused to be named because he was not permitted to speak to the media, however, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that the speaker and 16 other members in the house have approached the APC and are set to defect from the PDP.

“As we speak all arrangements are concluded to receive them either over the weekend, or at most by Monday,” our source said.


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  • Mamman

    Darin gari has been very hypocritical. But very soon nemesis will catch up with him,he is the worst governor in the north west.he and Aliyu of Niger state have been deceiving the president.they had lost followership. The average electorate in those states sees the PDP as a deceptive party with nothing to show rather than bogus white elephant contracts where the governors are only interested in the percentages they take, while the projects have no impact and value to the teaming masses. Like the airport he claimed he built which he just renovation and he invited the president to commission and instead of the president to find out true situation of things, he just went there. Pls let the truth be always told.

  • Maria

    What are they still doing in that yeye party?

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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    The Jonothing pack of cards is rapidly folding on itself.

    Very soon, Mr. Jonothing would be transformed into a big loner!

    • lightupnaija

      Mr Pr. I’m been keeping quiet for so long in this forum and the same time watching most of your comments. (1)Please can you kindly tell Nigerian’s your purpose of coming back as a President of Federal Republic of Nigerian? (2) PDP have done so much damages in Nigeria. Nigerian have lost their credibility across global as well as internal African’s surrounding Nigeria. APC VS PDP What is the difference between the two? If you can sincerely convince Nigerians how you can restore Nigerian glory and create jobs, Fix the current insecurity Nigeria is facing now, Provide Modern Security Networking, resolve the issue of electricity, fight for corruptions and sue our formal leaders for damages then, the remaining development will initiate themselves. Nigerian need change but (APC) your campaign is very weak compare to PDP. APC can you please give us 10 solid strategies to rescue Nigerian from current government without pointing finger to any body. If we Nigerian are fully convince with your strategies then we will vote the current government out of the office with solid support of protesting against them. Waiting for your Strategies:

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Lightupnaija, not sure if I am meant to be “Mr. Pr”

        It is a very long question, but can I ask you a question in turn, before I attempt to do justice to yours?

        Why would you want to continue doing the same thing over and yet expecting a different result everytime?

  • Danlami

    And so the cookie crumbles…… Kebbi was the last northern state standing for PDP.
    Jona has succeeded in frustrating PDP members in almost all northern states. In some states, he even befriends and supports opposition governors in destroying his own party . I wonder where his votes will now come from as PDP members are very angry and disappointed in with him for not assisting them in spite of the massive support he got from them against all odds.