I’m still Plateau Speaker, Abok insists

The embattled Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, who was allegedly impeached by eight lawmakers in the 24-member Assembly on Friday, debunked the claim that he had been forced out of his position.

Amid the ongoing leadership crisis in the state assembly between Ayuba and Yakubu Sanda on who should be recognised as the Speaker, a faction led by Sanda had during their sitting on Thursday brought a resignation letter ostensibly from Ayuba.

Sanda, who presented the resignation letter before lawmakers loyal to him, claimed that with Abok’s resignation, the leadership crisis rocking the assembly over who should be recognised as the Speaker had been put to rest.

Our correspondent, who sighted the purported resignation letter dated November 1, 2021, observed that it was not addressed to anybody in particular.

But Abok in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bulus Atang, on Friday described the purported resignation as fake news and deliberate propaganda to win people’s sympathy.

Abok, in the statement, said, “If the said letter of resignation truly emanated from me, I wouldn’t be seen continuously contesting the illegality going on in the Plateau Assembly.

“Their ambition has blinded their consciousness and eyes from seeing the reality. Are they now saying they impeached me or that I resigned? resigned from what? These are questions begging for answers.”

Credit: Punch

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