Update And Full Detail Of How Plateau Speaker, Peter Azi, Majority Leader Was Impeached By 2/3 Majority

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Yakubu Busari

The  Plateau  State  House  of Assembly  on Wednesday  11th July, 2018 impeached Speaker Hon Peter  Ajang Azi by the  2/3 majority  of the members  of the  eight  assembly  also impeached is the majority  leader of the House Hon Henry Yenkeap who is a member representing  Shendam constituency.

The Rt Hon Speaker  Azi who is a member  representing  Jos North West at the  State  House  of Assembly  was replaced by a  new Speaker Joshua Madaki, who  is the member  representing  Jos East.

The new Speaker ,Rt Hon  Joshua  Madaki enjoys  an overwhelming support  of the 2/3 members  who are tired of the leadership  of Hon Peter Azi whom they considers as a rubber stamp to the Governor  Simon Bako Lalong.

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According  to the members  ,immediately after calling  for an adjournment  by Hon Peter Gyendyeng Eho who moved the motion  for the seating  to be adjourned  citing section  92 sub section  2 where the  2/3 of the members  then passed a vote of no confidence  on the  leadership  of Hon Peter  Azi  and  was seconded  by Abdul Yanga.

The former  Deputy  Speaker  ,Rt Hon Yusuf  Adamu Babayo Gagdi  nominated  the Member representing  Jos East Constituency while  12members out  of the 17 of the All Progressive  Congress (APC ) House members also passed a vote of no confidence  on the Majority  leader ,Hon Henry  Yenkeap to be impeached.

The Members  swiftly  nominated  Hon Naanlong Daniel  as the Majority  leader  who is a member  representing  Mikang constituency  in the State  House  of Assembly  .

However former Deputy  Speaker Hon Ibrahim  Baba-Hassan  commented that  they are not holding  grudges against any member  but just a new change  of legislative  affairs  which he said is a normal  process.

He called on the state to consider the exercise as duty of members to effect change  in leadership  whenever  and where is necessary.

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