The Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly Hon Abok Ayuba has been impeached.
Abok was impeached in the early hours of Thursday 28th October 2021 after a vote of no confidence by what was said to be over 16 members of the assembly.
However our source gathered that the eight members gained access to the House as early as 6am to carry out the impeachment process against the 24 members of the entire house under the heavy presence of armed security personnel.
Recall that the Speaker has been under fire since the unrest that bedeviled some communities in Jos North and Bassa LGA, where several people were killed, many injured and others displaced from their ancestral homes.
The House of Assembly had given the Governor of the State a two-week ultimatum to take action on the resolutions forwarded to him on “security matters and how to restore peace in the State.”
The House also called on the Governor to come up with a statement defending the citizenry in the wake of the myriad of security challenges bedeviling the State.
Speaking to journalist, Hon Nanbol Daniel, (PDP, Langtang North Central) said that the impeachment would not hold because it did not follow the House rules on impeachment of speaker and deputy speaker.
Recall that there was also an earlier petition making the rounds on social media in the early hours of Wednesday by a group under the aegis of Youths Rights Against Corruption (YRAC) accusing the Speaker of corruption.
YRAC said it has submitted a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the Speaker, accusing him of several allegations, including abuse of office and financial misappropriation.
The group also demanded that the Speaker should immediately step down from his position pending the completion of investigation
Meanwhile Rt Hon. Yakubu Sanda has been elected as the New Speaker of the state house of Assembly
However the embattled Speaker is yet to respond to the development as of the time of filling this report.
More details soon…