Plateau State Assembly elects 33-year-old 500-level Law student as Speaker


By Kennedy Pwaspo.

The Plateau State House of Assembly has elected a final year law student of the University of Jos and lawmaker representing Jos East Constituency, Abok Nuhu Ayubu, as Speaker of the Ninth Plateau House of Assembly.

Abok, who is a a first time member of the House, was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

During the Assembly’s inaugural sitting held at the Assembly Complex in Jos, yesterday, Abok was nominated by the former speaker, Ibrahim Baba Hassan and seconded by Esther Dusu, member representing Jos North-West (also a first timer).

The new speaker promised to “run an all inclusive assembly where members of the opposition, PDP, will be given chairmanship of juicy committees and every member will be a member of a committee and there will be no division. We will unite to bring development to Plateau state”, he said.

“As speaker of this noble Assembly, I promise to serve with the fear of God, trust and humility,” Mr Abok added.

Born in 1986, Abok holds a diploma in Law and he is currently a 500-level law student of the University of Jos.

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