Kumo was nominated by member representing Kaltungo East, Afiniki Nuhu Gabriel and seconded by Sulaiman Idris Puma representing Yamaltu Deba West.
He polls 9 votes defeating defeating his close rival Aliyu Abdulhamid Yakubu who scored 7 while the other contestant Aliyu Abduljalal Hassan score 0 votes.
Meanwhile office of the Deputy Speaker was clinced by Afiniki Nuhu Gabariel member representing Kaltingo East with 10 votes and her opponents polled
Usman Adamu Bojude 7votes and Fahad Abdulmuminu Bundi 0 Votes respectively
Shortly after the election they were sworn in by the Clerk of Gombe State House of Assembly represented by Director Legislative Activities, Mr. Yusuf Burto.
Before his emergence as speaker, Khalid Kumo is the Director of Education and Student Clusters of African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC).
In his acceptance speech, Kumo thanked parliamentarians for the opportunity given to him and expressed readiness to run inclusive leadership.
“It is with a deep sense of honour, humility, and with gratitude to God that I take the chair as Speaker of the Gombe State Youth Parliament.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to my colleagues, Honourable members of this Parliament, for this confidence you have reposed in me and for this huge responsibility you have thrust on me”
He added that “May I also express my appreciation to Gombe State Ministry of Youth Empowerment & Gombe State House of Assembly, for providing us with the necessary support”
The new speaker called on his opponents to join hand in moving the parliament forward ” I plead with all the supporters of both camps in this election to quickly bury the hatchet and forge a united front to tackle the myriads of problems facing the State”