Plateau Impeachment Saga: How embattled Speaker, 11 others were whisked away

Controversy has continued to trail the impeachment of the Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, as he and 11 other members of the House were whisked out of the Assembly Complex by security personnel on Monday.

The security operation was led by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, Commandant of NSCDC in the State and DSS operatives.

DAILY POST reports that the embattled Speaker and other members were matched into Police vehicles from the House to an undisclosed destination.

Those who were taken away by the security officers include the embattled Speaker, Nuhu Ayuba Abok, Minority Leader and member representing Barkin-Ladi constituency, Peter Gyendeng, Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Pankshin North, Philip Dasun; Dalyop Fom, member representing Jos South.

Others are Daniel Nanbolistic member representing Langtang North Central, Pirglfa Tyem, member representing North North; Sochang Zintim, member representing Langtang South; Musa Aga, member representing Rukuba/Irigwe; Bala Fwangji member representing Mangu South and Henry Longs, member representing Pankshin South while some of the members away.

However, the embattled Speaker, who addressed newsmen hurriedly said he cannot confirm whether he and others were under arrest or not but said everything was under control.

β€œI can’t say we are under arrest or not but I am sure we are safe. We will brief Journalists at the appropriate time.” He said.

The six members of the House who masterminded the impeachment of the Abok led by the Majority Leader, Daniel Nanlong and Philip Dasun have agreed to resolve the issue.

DAILY POST also gathered that Governor Lalong had intervened in the leadership tussle at the State Assembly and requested that both the embattled Speaker, Abok Ayuba and the new one, Yakubu Sanda step aside from the position of the Speaker and allow the House elect a new speaker.

Recall that Abok and his loyal members had in the early hours of Monday stormed the State House of Assembly Complex for plenary.

But trouble started when six lawmakers and the new Speaker invaded the chamber and requested Abok to vacate the seat of the Speaker.

Thugs invaded the House through the exit route and broke into the chamber which attracted youths in support of Abok leading to the destruction of the entrance door before the intervention of security personnel.

DAILY POST reports that last Thursday, 8 members of the 24 member legislature, impeached Ayuba and replaced him with Yakubu Sanda (APC, Pengana Constituency).

As at the time of filing this report, most of the protesting youths have left the area, as they were teargassed by security operatives.

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