Thursday 28 October 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Naanlong Daniel, has disclosed that, the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok, was removed from office as Speaker today, over series of allegations.

Speaking during their visit, to present the new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda, to the Executive Arm of the State Government, accompanied by Principal officers and some members of the House, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Naanlong Daniel said, “They were at the Government House in line with the tradition of the House to introduce the new leadership of the House, whenever there is a change, and to assure the Executive Arm of its collaboration and cooperation in running the affairs of the State”.

Adding that, “the new Speaker emerged after 16 of the 23 Members of the House signed the petition to impeach the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok, over series of allegations”.

According to a Plateau State Government’s press statement on the visit, signed by, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, dated 28th October, 2021, the new Speaker was received at the Government House by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu on behalf of the Governor.

The new Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Sanda said, the new leadership of the House will work in synergy with the Executive and Judiciary for the peace, progress and development of Plateau State.

He said the House, which now enjoys full autonomy would use its legislative powers to ensure that Government programs and projects impact the people at the grassroots level.

Responding on behalf of the Governor, Secretary to the Government of Plateau State Prof. Danladi Abok Atu said, “Governor Lalong and the entire Executive Arm was surprised with the development, but nevertheless respects the decision of the House, which is an autonomous organ that has powers to manage its internal affairs.

“He assured the House that, the doors of the Executive will always remain open for collaboration and cooperation with the legislature in delivering good governance and actualizing the Rescue Agenda.

The Speaker was accompanied on the courtesy visit by Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Shehu Sale Yipmong, Majority leader and ten other members.

The new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda represents Pengana Constituency of Bassa LGA, while the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok represents Jos East Constituency.

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