Kano Assembly Speaker, Gambo Sallau resigns amid PDP lawmakers' defection to APC

The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, today announced his resignation, 24 hours after 26 out of the 31 legislators defected from the PDP to APC.

Sallau said in a broadcast on Freedom Radio, Kano, that his decision to resign as speaker, was based on political reasons.

“I, Gambo Sallau, the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, hereby announce my resignation as the speaker. Now that the PDP has become an opposition party, I will not continue to be the Speaker of the House’’, he said.

He commended members of the house, the state government and the public for the support they had given him in the last two years.

Sources revealed that Sallau had traveled to Bauchi state weekend where he held meeting with PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Muazu.

Sources revealed that the House had planned to impeach him before he decided to resign.

Gambo Salau therefore declared that he is still a PDP member.

On Monday, 26 legislators defected to APC, giving the party a majority of 33 out of 40 members.