A physically-challenged lawmaker, Rt Hon Bathiya Wesley, has emerged speaker of the 8th Assembly of Adamawa State.
According to The PUNCH, Wesley was elected unopposed.
Hon. Barthiya, a second term lawmaker elected under the Peoples Democratic Party, takes over as Speaker of the 8th Assembly from Hon. Aminu Iya-Abass following his elevation as Senator representing Adamawa Central Zone in the National Assembly.
Bathiya, who is among the people Living with Disability, represents Hong Constituency.
Barthiya, who was elected in 2019, emerged as one of the youngest lawmakers ever elected into the state legislature in his late 30s.
He made his mark through exceptional representation and unmatched constituency project delivery for his Hong Constituency, a feat that was rewarded with massive margin of wins for the PDP in the 2023 general elections