By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The youngest member of the 6th Plateau State Assembly, Mr. Abok Nuhu Ayuba, has emerged speaker of the state legislature on Monday, during inauguration of the Assembly.
The new speaker, who is the member representing Jos east constituency under the All Progressive Congress (APC) is 32 years old, an undergraduate Law student of the University of Jos.
Mr. Abok was made speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly following zoning of the speakership to northern Plateau state senatorial district, and his emergence was accepted by the majority of members.
The former deputy speaker, Mr. Saleh Yipmong, a 46 year old, was returned to his former position.
The oldest member of the Plateau state assembly is a member representing Kantana constituency, Mr. Ismaila Hudu Bala, of the APC, was born 61 year ago.
Mr. Hudu in an interview with Kakaaki Reporters, at the assembly complex shortly after he was inaugurated, said the assembly shall forestall unity of the state, irrespective of political party, regional and religion differences.
Out of the 23 members of the Plateau State assembly, the ruling APC has 15 members, PDP with 9 lawmakers.
Meanwhile, there is a vacant post for Pengana constituency following the sudden death of an elected APC member to the state assembly, who died few hours after he was declared winner.
Stakeholders in the state advised the 6th assembly to work in harmony with the executive arm.
Chairman Barkinladi local government, Mr. Dickson Chollom and his Jos East counterpart, Mr. Ibrahim Agom, in separate interviews sue for Peace between the legislature and the executive.
Mr. Chollom call on the new lawmakers to learn form their colleagues who have been in the state legislature.
Meanwhile, the Speaker who performed his first legislative function and chaired the first sitting, in a remarks sent a communication through the acting Clark announcing resumption of the 9th assembly to the executive.
The motion for the adjournment of the special sitting was moved by the member representing Pankshin North, Mr. Henry Philip Peter, and seconded by his Rukuba /Iregwe constituency counterpart, Mr. Musa Agah Avai.
Before the inauguration of the new legislators, there was commotion at the entrance of the state house of Assembly, as armed men staged at the gate refused many access into the Assembly complex.
At a point, minor force including teargas, was used to disperse spectators, by security operatives.