33 yr old emerges Plateau House of Assembly speaker

The lawmaker representing Jos east constituency, Abok Izam, has emerged the new speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly

Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old law student, on Monday, June 10, emerged as speaker of the ninth Plateau House of Assembly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Abok, a final year student of the University of Jos, was elected unopposed at the assembly’s inaugural sitting.

The new speaker, a member of the APC representing Jos east, had been nominated by Ibrahim Baba-Hassan (Jos north-north/APC). The nomination was seconded by Simi Dusu (Jos north-west/PDP).

Also elected was Salleh Shehu (Dengi/APC), as deputy speaker. Shehu, a ranking member, was the deputy speaker in the 8th assembly that was dissolved on June 6, 2019.

In his acceptance speech, Ayuba thanked his colleagues for the massive support and promised not to fail them.

He assured them that his leadership would not discriminate against anyone either on the basis of tribe, religion, gender or political difference.

According to him, “As speaker of this noble assembly, I promise to serve with the fear of God, high sense of responsibility and humility.”

Recall that Adebo Ogundoyin emerged the speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly. Adebo is the son of business mogul, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin.

The lawmaker is representing Ibarapa-east at the 9th Assembly. Also, the Delta state House of Assembly, has elected Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori from Okpe state constituency as speaker of the seventh Assembly.

Oborevwori was elected speaker of the sixth Assembly on May 11, 2017, following the removal of Chief Monday Igbuya.



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