Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, resigned from office this morning over fears that his colleagues might impeach him today.
The deputy speaker, who read the letter, said Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption levelled against him by some lawmakers.
Among the many allegations is that he cornered N100 million allegedly given to the house by billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, to shelve the probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Shortly after the letter was read and accepted, the lawmakers elected Abdullahi Atta, majority leader of the assembly, as the new speaker.
Atta, who represents Fagge constituency, was nominated for the position by Babangida Yakudima and Zubairu Mamuda and the nomination was unanimously accepted by the members, including Rurum, who was at the sitting.