Kano State House of Assembly Speaker, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa and the majority Leader of the assembly, Kabiru Dashi have resigned.
The speaker made this known in a letter titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ dated Dec. 14 and addressed to the Clerk and Permanent Secretary.
The resignation was confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano, by the Press Secretary to the speaker, Nura Ajingi.
Garba-Garfasa in his resignation letter said his decision was based on personal reasons, adding that he appreciated the support of all the members.
The letter reads in part: “I, Rt. Hon. Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa write to notify you, honourable members of general public that I have resign from the position of the speaker of the house on the above date for my own personal reason.
“Lastly, I thank all the hon members for the support given to me during my days as the speaker of the house, and pray Allah Subhanahu wata’ala will guide new leadership.
“Yours Abdulaziz G. Gafasa.”
The majority leader, in one-paragraph letter addressed to the Clerk did not state the reason for his resignation.
Although no reason was given for the resignation, it is believed to be related to recent primaries of the ruling party in the state.
Also in an interview with NAN, the Clerk of the the Assembly, Abdullahi Alfa, confirmed the receipt of the resignation letters of the two lawmakers.