The Bauchi state house of assembly has inaugurated 17 factional lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers, led by Kawuwa Damina, former speaker of the state assembly, took the oath of office at a special session on Friday evening at the assembly complex.
Two people had emerged speakers of the state house of assembly during an inauguration that held on June 20.
Abubakar Suleiman was elected speaker by a faction of the house which was presided over by the clerk at the assembly complex, while Damina was elected by another faction outside the complex.
In a move to resolve the crisis, the factions were said to have buried their differences as their inauguration was presided over by Danlami Kawule, the deputy speaker of the house.
Bala Mohammed, the state governor, who was on ground to witness the inauguration, commended the lawmakers for settling their differences.
“Bauchi state house of assembly has always been one and what you have witnessed is the swearing-in ceremony of the remaining members of the House who are my bosses as the Governor, and in this business, Bauchi State has shown that it is the home of democracy,” the governor said.
”This misunderstanding and the resolution, by the grace of Allah, has shown that there is no victor, there is no vanquish.
“Those who came now, have exercised their democratic rights and of course, I am willing and ready to work with every one of them and I have no malice against them and I want to tell the Federation of Nigeria, that in Bauchi, we practice participatory democracy, democracy at its best.”