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NEWS UPDATE: Allegation of financial misappropriation against Abok false, malicious – Plateau lawmakers

NEWS UPDATE: Allegation of financial misappropriation against Abok false, malicious – Plateau lawmakers

Some members of the Plateau Province House of Assembly have described the allegation of financial misappropriation leveled against its embattled Speaker, Abok Atuba by some of their colleagues as “mistaken and malicious”.

They also described the impeachment of Abok by 8 members of the assembly as illegal.

This was contained in a statement signed by twelve out of 24 members of the assembly, issued on Fri in Jos, the province working capital.

DAILY POST recalls that 8 members of the Assembly had on Oct 28 at in relation to 6 a.m. impeached Abok and elected Yakubu Sanda as Speaker.

But Abok and 11 other members rejected the displace, insisting that the physical process was illegal and unconstitutional.

Also, Sanda and his cohorts had on Nov 11 in a press conference accused Abok of financial misappropriation, adding that they followed due physical process in the impeachment.

They added that the removal of Abok had less than two-thirds bulk of members at plenary, adding that it was also held at odd hours.

“Subdivision 92(2c) (c) the 1999 structure as amended whether he is removed from business office by a resolution of House of Assembly by the votes of not less than two-thirds bulk of the members of the House

“Our emphasis is that votes of not less than a two-thirds bulk. Resolution for removal of presiding officers in Plateau Province House of Assembly shall be by 16 Honourable Members during plenary.

“Standing Orders of Plateau House of Assembly, 2021- Say 7 Regulation 14 (biii) – Where the resolution of the House is that the allegation be investigated, an ad-hoc Commission comprising Members of all the political parties represented in the House shall be constituted to investigate the allegation.

“Say 7 Regulation 14 (biv) – The Commission so constituted, shall asking the holder of the business office under investigation to reply in writing and such response shall cast division of the Written report of the Commission,”

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Abok and his colleagues said that they wondered by Hon Naanlong Daniel, who read the text of the press conference held by the Santa grouping, has claimed ignorance of the law and legislative proceedings.

“We the undersigned wonder why Hon. Daniel struggles to explicate the due physical process for removal of presiding officers in Province Houses of Assembly as enshrined in Subdivision 92(2c) of the 1999 structure as altered.

“We want the full general public to be aware that Daniel was privileged to undergo a series of intensive Legislative grooming on House Rules and procedures of Legislative Business who was the custodian of House Rules and Business because of his Former place as Rules, Business, Inter-Governmental and Inter-Parliamentary Commission.

“Love Press Squad and public, from available evidence, you can conduct a simple investigation on the number of people that conducted the purported and botched impeachment of Abok on 28 Oct 2021.

” This evidence-based video is plenty to clarify the issue of numbers and procedures for removal of presiding officers. We still condemn this coup on the Plateau and Poor Legislative exercise.

“It could be recalled that Hon. Naanlong Daniel Gapyil moved a motility of vote of confidence on Abok in Dec 2019 and July 2021. We deemed it fit to permit the full general public know that whether there were dictatorial tendencies, gross incompetence, financial mismanagement, and other mistaken allegations as raised by Daniel and so he wouldn’t have moved these votes of confidence.

“We wishing to also inform the public that it was Daniel that moved a motility for the House to go for one month recess from August to September 2021 after passing a vote of confidence on Mr. Speaker in the plenary before the recess.

“Permit’s pose the tape straight that Plateau Province House of Assembly Fund Direction Law if that the fund Direction Commission sits quarterly, we still wonder why Daniel and cohorts have not raised allegations on financial misappropriation for the past times quarters that the Commission has met.

“We want to add together that the Commission held its lastly coming together in August 2021 and Hon. Naanlong Daniel Gapyil was in attendance as a Fellow member of the Commission. Annotation: The Fund Direction Commission replaced the Finance and Full general Purpose Commission (F and GPC)”

The lawmakers, notwithstanding, appealed to the Inspector Full general of Law to restore the security aides of Abok before withdrawn and called on him to unseal the assembly to enable them to go on with the normal legislative duties under the leadership of Abok.

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