The member representing Hong constituency, Barthiya Wesley, has emerged Speaker of the 8th Adamawa State House of Assembly.
Similarly, Buba Mohammed Jijiwa of Jada Mbulo has also emerged as Deputy Speaker.
A second term lawmaker elected under the Peoples Democratic Party, Barthiya takes over as Speaker of the 8th Assembly from Aminu Iya-Abass following his elevation as Senator representing Adamawa Central Zone in the National Assembly.
Barthiya, who was elected in 2019, emerged as one of the youngest lawmakers ever elected into the state legislature in his late 30s and made his mark through exceptional representation and unmatched constituency project delivery for his Hong Constituency, a feat that was rewarded with massive margin of wins for the PDP in the 2023 general elections.
Barthiya becomes the first physically challenged person to be elected leader of a legislature.