Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has revealed why the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Nuhu Ayuba was removed from office
Lalong made this revelation during a valedictory session in honour of the former Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Mike Ogar on Friday in Calabar.
According to the Plateau State governor, the Ayuba was incompetent to hold office as Speaker and was not allowing members to benefit from the funds available in his custody.
“Four bills were presented to the House two years ago, including the farmers/herders bills which would stop the crisis in Plateau State and two years after, those bills have not been passed.
“I was the first governor to give both the legislature and judiciary autonomy and I did that because I was one of those who fought for their autonomy when I was the Speaker of Plateau State.
“But autonomy does not mean there should not be conflict between the legislature and the executive. Autonomy is for the good of the people. But in Plateau, the Speaker was the cashier and an authority.
“Members wanted him to make an account and he went to bring in religious leaders and Civil Society Organisations in what was purely a House issue. If a Speaker has problems with members, he should solve it with them and not go outside to bring in people and make it a national issue,” he said.