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Plateau Assembly speaker, majority leader impeached

By Marie-Therese Nanlong.

Jos – The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Peter Azi and the Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Henry Yunkwap have been impeached.

Azi of the All Progressives Congress, APC represents Jos North West Constituency and Yunkwap of the same Party represents Shendam Constituency.

Mr. Joshua Madaki of the APC representing Jos East Constituency was elected as the new Speaker while Na’anlong Daniel of the same Party representing Mikang Constituency is the new Majority Leader.

Members of the House impeached the duo after passing a vote of no confidence on them. A motion to impeach them was moved by Peter Gyendeng of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP representing Barkin Ladi Constituency and endorsed by over 2/3 of the Members.

The State Assembly has 24 Members with the APC being the majority and rumours of the impeachment were heard since last week but Members denied such but the plan was concluded Tuesday and the duo impeached during plenary on Wednesday.


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