Plateau Assembly impeach Speaker

Mr Peter Azi.
Mr Peter Azi.

By Polycarp Auta


Jos   –       The on Wednesday impeached it’s Speaker, Mr Peter Azi.

This followed a motion moved by Mr , member representing constituency.

According to Ibrahim, the action was in accordance with section 92, subsection 2 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended.

“Mr speaker, in accordance with section 92, subsection 2, we the members of this Assembly have passed a on you, and you stand impeached, ” he declared.

Ibrahim did not give any reason for the action, but said members who signed the impeachment notice formed two-third majority of the 24-member Assembly.

Mr Yusuf Gagdi, representing Kantana constituency immediately nominated Mr , representing Jos East constituency as Azi’s replacement.

The nomination was seconded by Mr Abdul Yanga of Mangu North-East constituency.

The members through a voice vote unanimously affirmed the nomination of Madaki as substantive Speaker of the House.

Similarly, 12 out of the 17 APC members in the House passed a vote of no confidence on Mr Henry Yunkwap, the Majority Leader, and endorsed Mr Na’anlong Daniel of Mikkang Constituency as his replacement.

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