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Plateau Deputy Majority Leader Resigns Six Weeks After Speaker's Impeachment

December 7, 2021

Dasun represents Pankshin North area of the state.

A member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Philip Peter Dasun, has resigned as the Deputy Majority leader.

Dasun represents Pankshin North area of the state. 


The lawmaker who was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, 
announced his resignation during plenary on Tuesday.

He said his resignation was personal and had nothing to do with the recent impeachment of the Speaker, Ayuba Nuhu Abok. 

Ayuba was on October 27 impeached by eight of the 24 members of the legislature.

The Deputy Speaker, Saleh Yipmong, who presided over the unusual sitting elected Yakubu Sanda (APC-Pengana) as the new Speaker.
The Senate has, however, called on the Plateau House of Assembly to be guided by the Rule of Law and the Constitution in all legislative business.