Photos Emerge as Impeached Plateau Speaker, Fights Back, Holds Parallel Plenary

Photos Emerge as Impeached Plateau Speaker, Fights Back, Holds Parallel Plenary

  • The embattled Speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba is not giving up following his impeachment
  • Ayuba, held a parallel plenary and reportedly suspended 6 members of the Assembly who were allegedly behind his removal as Speaker
  • Recall that he Speaker of the Plateau State House Assembly was removed with immediate effect was swiftly replaced with Sanda Yakubu

Plateau - Hon Abok Ayuba, the impeached Speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly, on Thursday, October 28, held a parallel plenary following his immediate removal from office.

Daily Trust reports that Ayuba held the session at Zawan Community Hall in Bukuru, Jos South local government area alongside other members of the House.

Impeached Plateau Speaker
The embattled Speaker presided over a sitting of the House outside the assembly complex. Photo credit: Unity Radio FM/TV Jos
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The embattled speaker was reported to have suspended six members said to have been responsible for his impeachment, TVC News added.

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Philip Dasu, the Chairman, House Committee on Information whose loyal to the Speaker said he was surprise at the attempt to impeach Ayuba.

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Dasu, briefing journalists after the sitting went on to note that the state governor knows the constitution, adding that as a lawyer he will not accept that illegal process.

Plateau state lawmakers impeach Speaker

Recall that the Speaker of the Plateau state House Assembly was removed. The impeached Speaker was swiftly replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who hails from the Pingana constituency of Bassa local government area of the state.

Sixteen out of the 24 members of the assembly voted in favour of the impeachment at the plenary on Thursday, October 28.

Nuhu was impeached after a vote of no confidence was passed on him. The lawmaker representing Rukuba/Irigwe constituency in the state House of Assembly, Musa Agah confirmed the development, describing the action of the lawmakers as “the height of illegality”.

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Nigerian governor reacts over Plateau Speaker’s impeachment

Meanwhile, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state has reacted to Ayuba's impeachment saying that he was surprised about the development.

The governor on Thursday, October 28, who made this disclosure when the new Speaker, Yakubu Sanda visited him at the Rayfield Government House in Jos, insisted that 16 lawmakers signed for the impeachment of the former Speaker.

A statement issued by the governor’s director of press and public affairs, Macham Makut said, the new Speaker led principal officers and some members of the House to the Government House to assure the Executive arm of its collaboration and cooperation in running the affairs of the State.


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