Member representing Jos East constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Nuhu, was yesterday, elected speaker of the state assembly while the immediate past deputy speaker, Saleh Yipmong, representing Dengi Constituency, was returned.
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He was surprisingly nominated for the position by the member representing Jos North-North Constituency, Baba Hassan, a 4th time member who was equally interested in the seat.
Nuhu’s nomination was seconded by Simi Dusu representing Jos North-West. The nomination was unopposed following which members unanimously elected him speaker.
Acting Clerk of the House, Mamven Wuyep, inaugurated the 9th Assembly.