The Kaduna State House of Assembly has declared the seat of the former deputy speaker, John Audu, who recently defected to another party vacant.
John Audu, who represents Kachia Constituency at the Assembly defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party last Friday.
The lawmaker similarly resigned as deputy speaker of the Assembly on Tuesday at the speaker’s office.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Aminu Shagali, who made the announcement of declaring the seat vacant, on Wednesday said they took the decision in line with the provision of the constitution.
The Assembly then elected the former committee chairman on information and member representing Kagarko constituency Nuhu Shadalafiya as the new deputy speaker.
Ahmed Mohammed representing Zaria/ Kewaye nominated Nuhu Shadalafiya for the position. The motion was accepted by the lawmakers.
The Kaduna Assembly is an APC dominated house.