Tambuwal out of house as Ihedioha takes over.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, moved out on Tuesday after handing over the mantle of the legislature to his deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will round off the tenure of the House on June 5.

Tambuwal, who is the Governor-elect for Sokoto State, will be inaugurated on May 29 as governor. His decision to transfer power to Ihedioha ahead of the May 29 handover date was to avoid a possible constitutional breach of taking oath of office for two separate offices.

While he will be inaugurated as governor on May 29, his current tenure as a member of the House will end on June 6. Tambuwal, who spoke with journalists soon after Tuesday’s sitting of the House, disclosed that the members agreed at an executive session that Ihedioha should preside over the affairs of the House till June 6.

“My stay here in the House would have effectively come to an end on May 29 after I would have been inaugurated as governor." he said
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