Plateau Deputy Majority Leader Resigns 6 Weeks After Speaker’s Impeachment

  • Plateau Deputy Majority Leader Resigns 6 Weeks After Speaker’s Impeachment

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Philip Peter Dasun, a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, has resigned as Deputy Majority Leader.

Dasun represents the state’s Pankshin North region.

Plateau Speaker's Impeachment

On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information announced his resignation during plenary.

He stated that his resignation was for personal reasons and had nothing to do with the recent impeachment of Speaker Ayuba Nuhu Abok.

On October 27, Ayuba was impeached by eight of the legislature’s 24 members.

The Deputy Speaker, Saleh Yipmong, who presided over the unusual sitting elected Yakubu Sanda (APC-Pengana) as the new Speaker.

The Senate has, however, called on the Plateau House of Assembly to be guided by the Rule of Law and the Constitution in all legislative business.

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