Plateau Assembly sealed as impeached Speaker storms complex

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By Chijioke Kingsley

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Heavy security personnel on Monday sealed the entrance of the Plateau State House of Assembly, as the impeached Speaker, Hon. Abok Ayuba on Monday morning made his way to the complex with his supporters.

Also youths in their numbers trooped to the Assembly in solidarity of his gallant moves to resume work as the Speaker of the House.

Our correspondent reports that the youths began to converge at the house as early as 4am.

Abok was, on Thursday, impeached and replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who hails from Pengana constituency of Bassa Local Government Area of the State.

The majority leader of the house, Naanlong Daniel, who led the impeachment claimed that 16 out of the 24 members of the house signed in favour of the impeachment.

But Abok was quoted to have denied the number of those that supported his impeachment, adding that his removal was illegal because 2/3 of the members did not sign his impeachment.

Soon after his impeachment on Thursday, the embattled Speaker held a parallel session with members loyal to him at a community hall in Zawan community of Bassa LGA of the State.

Our correspondent had also reported that only eight out of the 24 members signed the impeachment as at early as 6am.