The Speaker of the Plateau State House Assembly, Hon Abok Ayuba Nuhu, has been impeached over corruption-related accusations.
His impeachment occurred at the plenary on Thursday after 16 out of 24 members of the Assembly voted him out, Daily Trust reports.
He was replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who hails from Pingana constituency of Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
The cause of Nuhu’s removal could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.
A group known as the Youths Rights Against Corruption (YRAC) had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing Nuhu of financial misappropriation.
The group also alleged that he had been abusing his office.
The Executive Director of the group, Comrade Abednego Musa, in the petition titled “Petition Against Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker, Nuhu Abok Ayuba On Gross Financial Misconduct, Criminal Breach Of Public Trust And Abuse Of Office,” had asked Nuhu to immediately step down from his position, pending the completion of the EFCC investigation.
The petition addressed to the chairman of the EFCC, said, “Further to a popular demand by some members of the public to our office, this petition is written to acquaint your agency EFCC, with the gross financial misconduct and the abuse of office being perpetrated by the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Honorable Nuhu Abok Ayuba, for a thorough investigation so as to avert a further bleeding of the public treasury under his care and restore sanity in the functioning of the state’s legislative establishment.”