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Plateau Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Majority Leader

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The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Peter Azi representing Jos North West state constituency and Majority Leader, Henry Yenkwap representing Shendam state constituency have been impeached.
Our correspondent gathered that 20 out of the 24 members of the Plateau State House of Assembly endorsed the move in a signed document.
The duo were immediately replaced with former chief whip, Joshua Madaki, representing Jos East state constituency as the new Speaker and Daniel Nanlong representing Mikang constituency as the new Majority Leader respectively.

Earlier, the member representing Barkin Ladi state constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Gyendeng presented a signed document of the 20 members, citing incompetence and lack of leadership qualities as they pass a vote of no confident on the duo.
Befiore the commencement of plenary, yesterday, the former Speaker, Peter Azi stepped down from the speaker’s seat and the Deputy Speaker, Saleh Yitmong presided over the sitting and asked for nomination from members of the house to elect a new speaker.
The former deputy speaker, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi representing Kantana state constituency nominated Hon. Joshua Madaki for the position of the new speaker which was unanimously voted through a voice vote.
Twelve out of the 17 APC legislators in the assembly also signed a document removing the majority leader, Henry Yenkwap over poor representation in the assembly.
In his reaction the newly elected Speaker, Joshua Madaki pledged his unflinching support to the house and promised to play key role in ensuring that the business of the house moved forward.
The new majority leader of the house, Daniel Naanlong, said a new dawn has been opened in the house as APC members will see the change they deserve.



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