The Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday declared the seat of the immediate past Speaker of the House, Hon Abok Ayuba, vacant following his defection to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The decision was taken during plenary that took place at the temporary chamber of the House (old Government House) Jos.

Speaker of the House, RT. Hon Yakubu Sanda, who presided over plenary said the decision of the House followed a letter from the Plateau State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging the Speaker to declare Abok’s seat vacant following his defection from the APC to the PDP contrary to Section 109 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.

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Abok, who represents Jos East Constituency, had been having a frosty relationship with the ruling APC in the state since he was purportedly impeached five months ago by eight members of the House.

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Meantime, the House has also declared the seat of the immediate past member representing Irigwe/Rukuba State Constituency Hon. Musa Agah vacant.

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Agah last month won the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency bye-election, which left the seat vacant.

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