The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abok Ayuba was on Thursday impeached by 8 out of the 24 members of the House.
This occurred at an extraordinary sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Saleh Yipmong.
Following the development, Hon. Yakubu Sanda representing Pengana Constituency is now the new Speaker.
The erstwhile 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.
The eight members gained access to the House as early as 6am to carry out the act, and operated under the heavy presence of armed security personnel.
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.