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Plateau lawmakers elect 33-year-old as new Speaker

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1 week 5 hours ago - 1 week 5 hours ago #7113 by patrickd

The lawmaker representing Jos East constituency, Mr Abok Izam, 33, has emerged the new Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly.

Mr Izam, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress emerged Speaker at the Assembly complex in Jos on Monday following his nomination by Mr Ibrahim Baba Hassan of Jos North North constituency and seconded by Mrs Esther Simi Dusu of Jos North West constituency.

Elected Deputy Speaker was Mr Saleh Yipmong of Dengi constituency

The Deputy Speaker’s nomination was moved by the lawmaker representing Langtang Central constituency, Mr Daniel Nanbol of the PDD and was seconded by Nanlong Daniel who represents Mikang constituency.

According to the News Agency Of Nigeria, Izam is a final year student of the University of Jos, where he is studying Law.

In his inaugural speech, Izam thanked his colleagues for their support and promised not to fail them.

He assured them that his leadership would not discriminate against anyone either on the basis of tribe, religion, gender or political difference.

“As Speaker of this noble assembly, I promise to serve with the fear of God, high sense of responsibility and humility,” he said.

SOURCE: punchng.com/plateau-lawmakers-elect-new-speaker-deputy/
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