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Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, Majority leader, impeached

Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Azi, has been impeached. He was impeached alongside the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Hon. Henry Yunkwap.

After impeaching Azi during Wednesday’s plenary, the lawmakers elected Hon. Joshua Madaki as their new Speaker.

The impeachment followed a motion on a vote of no confidence moved by the lawmaker representing Barkin Ladi constituency, Hon. Peter Gyendeng.

Other lawmakers unanimously passed the motion through a voice vote and the speaker was removed.

Yunkwap was replaced by Nanlong Daniel.

The newly elected speaker represents Jos East constituency while the new majority leader represents Mikang.

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