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By-election: Ex-Zamfara speaker Rikiji declares for Senate

A former Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Garba Rikiji, has declared for the Zamfara Central Senatorial District by-election. Recall that a…

A former Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Garba Rikiji, has declared for the Zamfara Central Senatorial District by-election.

Recall that a vacancy for the Zamfara Central Senatorial position was recently created with the selection of Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha who represented the area as the deputy governor of the state.

Rikiji, who served as speaker of the state House of Assembly for two terms of four years was, until his declaration for the senatorial position, the Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Declaring his intention to vie for the position during his visit to the headquarters of the party in Gusau, he said if elected he would work towards the advancement of the senatorial district.

Responding, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani, expressed happiness in the way the aspirant followed due process in declaring his intention.