Ayuba Abok: The Unijos Law Student Who Emerged Plateau Speaker

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A final year law student of the University of Jos, Mr Ayuba Abok on Monday emerged Speaker of the 9th Plateau State House of Assembly. Abok, a first time lawmaker, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, is representing Jos East Constituency. Born in 1986, Abok holds a diploma in Law and he is currently a 500-level law student of the University of Jos. He is married and he has two children. Ibrahim Baba Hassan, representing Jos North-North constituency, who was one time Deputy Speaker of the house, nominated Abok as Speaker. This was seconded by a first timer, Mrs Esther Dusu, a member representing Jos North-West who defeated the former speaker, Peter Azi. Before Monday, Hassan who had been in the house since 1999 was seen as a likely candidate for the post of the Speaker. Also on Monday, the 6th Ebonyi House of Assembly re-elected Francis Nwifuru and Odefa Obasi as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively following the proclamation by Governor David Umahi. Nwifuru is a third term lawmaker while Obasi is a four term lawmaker.

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