Hon. Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old 500-level student of Law at the University of Jos, has been elected as Speaker of The 9th Plateau State House of Assembly.
The newly-elected Speaker, who represents Jos East constituency, was unanimously elected by members at the Assembly’s inaugural sitting, without subjecting it through an electoral process, Concise News reports.
The election followed a nomination by the member representing Jos North-North constituency, Hon. Ibrahim Baba-Hassan, and was seconded by member representing Jos North-West constituency, Hon. Esther Simi Dusu.
Similarly, the Assembly re-elected the immediate past deputy, Hon. Salleh Yipmong, representing Dengi constituency as its Deputy Speaker.
In his acceptance speech, the newly-elected Speaker thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed on him and promised not to fail them.
Ayuba assured fellow members that his leadership will not discriminate based on tribe, religion, gender or political affiliations.
As speaker of this noble assembly, I promise to serve with the fear of God, trust and humility, he stresses.
Ayuba’s emergence comes as Oyo Assembly elected 32-year-old Adebo Ogundoyin as Speaker. Like Ayuba, Ogundoyin was chosen unopposed and with the unanimous voice vote of the 32 members Assembly.
Adebo is an alumnus of Babcock University.
An Agronomist by profession, Adebebo Ogundoyin is one of the sons of the late foremost philanthropist and industrialist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, a native of Eruwa in Oyo State.