Hours after 11 out of 31 lawmakers in the Bauchi state House of assembly elected Abubakar Suleiman as the Speaker of the House, another speaker has emerged.
Kawuwa Damina has been elected speaker of the assembly by 18 lawmakers who held a parallel election in front of the Assembly complex around 11:00 am.
The members could not gain access into the chamber as it was locked so they decided to hold a parallel election outside the complex.
Damina is a former Speaker in the 8th house of Assembly and a member of the APC. He was returned in the parallel election through a voice vote.
The ninth Assembly inauguration was earlier scheduled to hold 10:00 am but the 11 members came early as 6:00 am to elect a Speaker and went ahead with the inauguration.