Taraba State House of Assembly Speaker, Joseph Albasu Kunini, has resigned.
This was received with shock by some of the lawmakers.
Kunini said he resigned on “personal grounds.”
He was immediately replaced by John Kizito Bonzena, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Zing Constituency, who is the new Speaker.
Normally, sitting begins by 10am but Wednesday’s session in which the former Speaker tendered his resignation, took place before the official plenary time.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Hamman Adama Abdullahi, presided over the early morning plenary where he read Kunini’s resignation letter dated December 21.