The crisis in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has led to the emergence of two speakers.
They are Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the former speaker, and Mr Daniel Ogah Ogazi, representing Kokona East constituency.
While Mr Abdullahi was elected at sitting which took place at the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogazi emerged as speaker from the proceeding at the State Assembly complex.
From Balarabe camp, the member representing Nasarawa Eggon East, Hon. Jecob Kudu was elected Deputy Speaker.
Balarabe Abdullahi was nominated by Hon Muhammed Adamu Omadefu Keana Constituency and seconded by Hon. Danladi Jatau of Kokona West.
The Acting Clerk of the House Mr. Ibrahim Musa administered the oath of office.
Earlier, angry youths in the state staged a protest over the suspension of inauguration of the 7th Assembly by Governor Abdullahi Sule, following alleged security threat in the state.
In a statement yesterday, the acting Clerk, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Musa, said “I wish to inform all members-elect and the general public that based on security advice the scheduled inauguration of the first session of the 7th Assembly as directed by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State Engr. Abdullahi Sule is hereby postponed.
“In view of the above, a rescheduled time will be communicated to all Hon. Members-elect and the general public. We regret any inconveniences this postponement may have caused.”
It was, however, not immediately clear if the suspension was lifted for the assembly’s inauguration.