Worried about the rumour making the rounds about an alleged to plot to impeach Governor Simon Lalong, the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abok Ayuba, has dismissed the rumour, noting that there is no plot to impeach the governor.
“As the people’s representatives, we as a House became worried about the frequent killings and mowing of crops in the state and had to call on the state government and Federal Government to act,” he said.
Speaking to journalists in Jos on Wednesday, the Speaker said
Governor Lalong is a Plateau man who they have so much respect for, adding that the House of Assembly has never contemplated impeaching him.
Abok further said that, “Lalong is the Governor of Plateau State and the people of the state voted massively for him for two terms, we in the Plateau State House of Assembly would work and support him to complete his tenure.”
LEADERSHIP recall that the rumoured impeachment spread like wildfire last week in the state capital, Jos.
Abok added that Lalong, who is a listening governor, has started acting on the ultimatum given by the House of Assembly.
“As you can see, our Governor Simon Lalong has visited troubled spots in the state, he has visited Yelwa Zangan where some persons were killed recently.
“The governor has also addressed citizens of the state as well as match words with action as the State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden on Monday led a high powered government delegation to deliver relief materials to survivors of the attacks.
“As an Assembly with people at heart, we call on Plateau citizens to have confidence in us with renewed commitment, but they should also know that we are never against Lalong or planning to impeach him,” Abok explained.
According to him, they were always willing to partner with the Executive to ensure lasting peace is restored to Plateau State while appealing to residents of the state to be their brother’s keeper at all times.