Plateau Assembly elects new Speaker

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The Plateau State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Hon. Abok Ayuba.

The member representing Pengana Constituency, Yakubu Sanda, was named as the new Speaker.

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He was removed in the early hours of Thursday by the lawmakers of the ruling All Progressives Congress who were escorted into the chambers amidst tight security.

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Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party were prevented from entering the Assembly complex.

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Ayuba was impeached after a vote of no confidence allegedly by only eighth members of the Assembly.

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There where no immediate reactions from any of the political divide.

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