By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Nominated by Rep. Jibrin Abdulmumin (APC-Kano), the new Speaker scored 283 of the 358 votes cast by the members-elect accredited to beat his opponent, Hon. Umar Bago who scored 76 votes.
Meanwhile, Hon. Ahmed Idris of the APC Plateau was declared unopposed as Deputy Speaker.
He was declared unopposed because no other member was nominated to contest with him.