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‘I am not responsible for the impeachment of former Speaker’ – Lalong

Isiyaku Ahmed

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong on Saturday cleared the air on the insinuation making rounds in the social media and elsewhere alleging that he has a hand in the impeachment of former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Nuhu Abok Ayuba.

Governor Lalong while responding to a submission by a Jos-based Christian cleric Prophet Isa El-Buba at the Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) held at the Jesus Power Crusaders International Assembly Jos where the cleric asked the Governor to restore stability in the House after the recent impeachment of the former Speaker and the election of Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda.

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Lalong’s spokesperson, Dr. Makut Simon Macham in a statement quoted him saying “the House of Assembly is an autonomous body that runs its affairs independently. You will recall that I was the first Governor in Nigeria to sign into law the Autonomy Bill when it was passed. I did that because of my passion for democratic growth and the strengthening of the Institution.

“Having served as a speaker who was also impeached, I have no hand in the running of the House, not to talk of the change of its leadership. They run their affairs and do as they wish based on their rules and the law”.

According to the statement, Governor Lalong advised the citizens particularly the leaders of thought to always verify information and also engage before taking a position on any matter such as the impeachment story that has been widely misrepresented.

He also advised those who have concerns to reach out to the members and get the complete picture before reaching conclusions. He called for prayers and support for those in authority.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his message said Nigeria is a great country with huge potentials which needs to be nurtured and built by its citizens.

He said though the current challenges are huge, there is biblical support to the fact that things will change for the better in no distant time. He urged Nigerians to speak well of their country and not use confess negatively.

Osinbajo commended PFN for organizing the Thanksgiving Service which is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate God’s goodness for the nation in times of difficulty, saying this makes God to do more.

PFN President Bishop Wale Oke in his sermon said the challenges Nigeria is facing are prevalent and appear daunting, but will surely be overcome according to God’s promises.

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