The new Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda has visited the Plateau State Government House following the impeachment of Rt Hon Nuhu Abok Ayuba on Thursday morning.
Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda led Principal officers and some members of the House on a courtesy visit to the Governor and to assure the Executive arm of its collaboration and cooperation in running the affairs of the State.
The new Speaker was recieved at the Government House by Secretary to the Government of the State Prof. Danladi Abok Atu on behalf of the Governor.
Speaking during the visit, 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.
He said 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.
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 will 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 actualising 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.