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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Plateau Assembly Dethrones Speaker Ayuba, Elects New One

                        •Ayuba


| The Daily Crucible | Published Thursday, October 28, 2021

Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Abok Ayuba has been impeached.

The lawmakers immediately elected Hon Yakubu Sanda to take over from him.

The embattled Ayuba was impeached on Thursday morning after members of the State Assembly .passed a vote of no confidence on him.

The impeached Speaker  has been having issues with the State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, over the recent crises in the state which compelled him and other lawmakers to slam the governor with ultimatum to arrest the security drift  or risk sanction.

Attempt to impeach the Speaker earlier was foiled by some youths who mobilised to the House to scuttle the move.

The Daily Crucible learnt that eight members of the House who are All Progressives Congress (APC) members stormed the chamber on Thursday at about 7:54 
am amidst tight security both within and around the Assembly to impeach the Hon. Abok and immediately elected Hon. Yakubu Sanda representing Pengana constituency as the new speaker of the House.

It was gathered that other members who got wind of the development hastened to the House but were prevented from gaining access to the House by security guardt at the gate.

Shortly after the new Speaker was elected by the eight members, they drove to the old Government House where they were received by the Secretary to the State Government Professor Danladi Atu in the absence of Governor Simon Lalong who was out of town.





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