Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, deputy resign


Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Moses Thomas Sule and his deputy, Hon Gwottaon have reportedly resigned their positions, according to reports.

This was as the former Speaker, Sule who presided over plenary yesterday, announced his resignation in the course of the session and handed over to his former Deputy, Fom Gwottson of the PDP who represents Jos South constituency.

According to reports, surprisingly, Gwottson continued the session and also announced his resignation.

However, member representing Pankshin North, Gabriel Dawang, was subsequently elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the Assembly while Hon Timothy Dantong, representing Riyom constituency, emerged the new Deputy Speaker of Assembly.

In a statement, the former speaker, Sule, described his resignation as “a part of leadership where sometimes as leaders, you have to make certain sacrifices so that things would work for the State, positive sacrifices to improve stability in the State.”

Conversely, the new Speaker on his part noted, “I want to appreciate all my colleagues, the members of the 10th Assembly for finding me worthy to lead the Assembly at this critical moment, and I’m very glad because it shows unity. When we were elected, we were to serve the people of Plateau State, not the Party, we stand to protect, defend and project policies, and interests of citizens. I believe it is that premise that gives the foundation for my colleagues to make me the Speaker because it’s all about inclusiveness. And I promise that I will be fair to all…”

The resigned speaker is of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and represents the Mikang State constituency.

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