Former Taraba speaker finally reveals why he resigned

– Diah has revealed why he resigned as speaker of assembly

– According to him, he too the decision in the interest of the state

– Meanwhile, he has congratulated the his successor

Peter Abel Diah, former speaker of the Taraba state House of Assembly has given reason for his sudden resignation.

According to him, he took the decision in the interest of the state.

Diah disclosed this in a statement signed by his chief of staff, Evang. Philip Munlip.

He also congratulated his successor, Joseph Albasu Alkinjoh and all the newly elected principal officers of the Assembly, The Nation reports.

Going further, he thanked Governor Darius Ishaku for the good working relationship they had during his time as speaker.

Recall that had reported that Diah tendered his resignation as head of the legislative chamber.

He confirmed the development and said it was for personal reasons.

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He also refused to give further details of his actions but promised to speak on it on Monday, December 2.

Diah, a representative of Mbamga constituency of the state is serving his fifth term and had been speaker since the eighth Assembly of the state.

He was renominated in June 2019 for another term as speaker. He would have emerged as one of the few longest serving speakers of a House of Assembly if he had completed this term.

Also recall that reported that the House of Assembly on Monday, December 2, elected Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new speaker and deputy speaker of the House respectively.

The election was unanimous with all the sixteen present out of the twenty-four members that constitute the House.

After taking the oath of office, the speaker opened the floor for the nomination of the deputy speaker.

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