BREAKING: Plateau Speaker Swears in 9 out of 16 APC Lawmakers

BREAKING: Plateau Speaker Swears in 9 out of 16 APC Lawmakers

  • The Plateau state House of Assembly now has at least nine new members as legislators after the swearing-in that was done on Friday, April 5
  • The nine members were sworn in by the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Gabriel Dewan, in Jos, the state capital
  • Among the lawmakers who took the oath of office on Friday is a member from Jos East who emerged as the deputy speaker

Speaker Gabriel Dewan of the Plateau State House of Assembly has sworn-in nine out of the 16 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.

The swearing-in took place in Jos, the state capital, on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Nine Plateau legislators have been sworn in
One of the legislators from Jos East is the deputy speaker
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The Nation reports that the member from Jos East was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Dewan was said to have justified the swearing in based on a letter he received mentioning where it emanated from.

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Sacked Plateau lawmakers threaten other members

The 16 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were ousted by the Court of Appeal but are banking on a favourable Supreme Court judgment, have declared their intention to resume plenary on Tuesday, January 23.

It was learnt that the resumption is set to take place at the temporary chamber in the old government house in Jos, Plateau state.

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The sacked lawmakers were relying on the Supreme Court judgment that overturned the lower court's decision and reinstated Governor Caleb Mutfwang as the duly elected governor of the state,

Speaking to journalists in Jos on Monday, January 22, the PDP members cautioned All Progressives Congress (APC) against approaching the House of Assembly.

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Senate swears in Simon Lalong as Plateau South senator

Meanwhile, earlier reported that the Senate had sworn in Simon Lalong, a former Plateau state governor, as the senator representing Plateau south district.

The oath of office was administered to Lalong on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Lalong, who is the immediate past minister of Labour and Employment, was elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


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