The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has appealed to traditional rulers in the state to intervene in the leadership crisis rocking the state Assembly.
The Bauchi State House of Assembly was thrown into confusion when elected members held parallel inauguration leading to the emergence of two factional Speakers.
Abubakar Suleiman was elected by 13 members with the Clerk presiding over the sitting inside the Assembly complex, while the factional Speaker, Kawuwa Damina, was elected outside the Assembly complex by 18 members under the symbol of a mace.
The All Progressives Congress has 22 members, the Peoples Democratic Party has eight while the New Nigeria People’s Party has one.
Governor Mohammed made the appeal in his speech during the swearing-in of the Head of Service and five Special Advisers at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Bauchi on Friday.