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Crisis looms as court reinstates impeached Plateau speaker

Written by on April 4, 2023

We’ll lay the foundation with this report which says crisis is looming at the Plateau State House of Assembly following the reinstatement of the impeached Speaker, Honorable Abok Ayuba, who was sacked on October 18, 2021.

A high court sitting in Jos yesterday declared the impeachment of Ayuba as illegal, null and void.

The presiding Judge, Justice M. L. Musa, of Court 6, therefore, reinstated him on that ground.

Ayuba was impeached as speaker by some members of the assembly in a sitting held between 6am and 7am on October 18, 2021, and was replaced immediately with the Member representing Pengana Constituency, Honorable Yakubu Sanda.

But in a swift reaction to the judgment, the Majority Leader of the House and House Committee Chairman on Information, Honorable Nanlong Daniel, says his seat had been declared vacant and that in any case, the house is not aware of the judgement.

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