Just IN: Plateau speaker Abok Nuhu Ayuba removed

Abok Nuhu Ayuba

Abok Nuhu Ayuba

Abok Nuhu Ayuba, speaker Plateau State House of Assembly has been removed following a vote of no confidence by 18 members.

Members made the move early today at plenary and immediately elected Yakubu Sanda as the new speaker.

Sanda represents the Pengana constituency.

Ayuba had served as speaker since 10 June 2019. He was then, 33 and a 500 level law student at the University of Jos.

Policemen at the Plateau Assembly Complex today

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His removal was carried out by members of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who were escorted into the chambers by armed policemen.

Some security agents were stationed around the Assembly complex, during the impeachment.

Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were prevented from entering the Assembly complex, Channels TV reported.