by Christians Gokyo, Jos
The new Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda has led principal officers and some members of the House to the Government House to assure the Executive arm of its collaboration and cooperation in running the affairs of the State.
The new Speaker was received at the Government House by Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, on behalf of the governor, on Thursday morning.
Speaking during the visit, Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Naanlong Daniel, said they were at the Government House in line with the tradition of the House to introduce the new leadership of the House whenever there is a change.
According to him, the new Speaker emerged after 16 of the 23 Members of the House signed the petition to impeach the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok, over series of allegations.
The new Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Sanda, said the new leadership of the House will “work in synergy” with the Executive and Judiciary for the peace, progress and development of Plateau State.
He said the House, which now enjoys full autonomy, will use its legislative powers to ensure that government programs and projects impact the people at the grassroots level.
Responding on behalf of the governor, Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, said Governor Lalong and the entire Executive arm was surprised with the development, but nevertheless, respects the decision of the House, which is an autonomous organ that has powers to manage its internal affairs.
He assured the House that the doors of the Executive will always remain open for collaboration and cooperation with the legislature in delivering good governance and actualising the Rescue Agenda.
The Speaker was accompanied on the courtesy visit by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Shehu Sale Yipmong, along with Majority Leader and ten other members.
Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda represents Pengana Constituency of Bassa LGA, while the former Speaker Rt. Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok, represents Jos East Constituency.