House of Assembly Declares Former Speaker’s Seat Vacant Following Defection To PDP

The seat of the immediate past Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly, Hon Abok Ayuba, has been declared vacant.

The seat of the immediate past member representing Irigwe/Rukuba State Constituency Hon. Musa Agah vacant was also declared vacant following his victory in the last month’s Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency bye-election.

Hon. Ayuba, representing Jos East Constituency, had defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The decision to declare the former speakerseseat vacant, came following a letter read on the floor of the house by the current Speaker of the House, RT. Hon Yakubu Sanda, who presided over plenary.

Hon. Sanda said a letter from the Plateau State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged the house to declare Abok’s seat vacant following his defection from the APC to the PDP contrary to Section 109 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.

Recall that the former speaker had defected to the PDP following a fallout with the ruling APC after he was purportedly removed as speaker by eight members of the House.

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