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Senator Gyang's motion on impeached Speaker Abok a huge deceit taken too far - Plateau APC




The All Progressive Congress APC in Plateau state on Wednesday said that the motion raised by the Senator representing Plateau North on the floor of the National Assembly Senator Istifanus Gyang on the recently impeached Speaker of the state house of assembly  was a huge deceit taken too far.


This was contained in a statement signed by Hon. Sylvanus Namang , the APC State Publicity Secretary and made available to newsmen in Jos.


 The statement reads that the "APC Plateau State Chapter watched and read with grave concern, what is trending in the media space, the orchestrated  motion by the PDP Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly. 


"We are concerned because this carefully scripted motion by Senator I. D .Gyang,  a ranking Senator is a grand deception taken too far." As a ranking Senator who  is expected to know better and comport himself with dignity, he has resorted to misguided application of power. He did not speak honestly and truthfully to his colleagues in the hallowed  Red Chambers an  action which unfortunately fell far short of reasonable decorum.


    The statement added that the  APC in the state had all along been aware of his desperate attempts to move the motion on the floor before yesterday. Going through the motion, it was nothing but partisan display and misapplication of legislative powers.


   "Senator I.D. Gyang is calling for the Senate to intervene in the impeachment of the former Speaker of the PLHA to prevent further disruption of legislative activities and deterioration of peace in the house. "

 The Plateau APC further alleged that Gyang    claimed to be disturbed by the impeachment of the former Speaker by eight (8) members of the House instead of the constitutionally required 2/3 of 24 members. 


   "We used to  rate Senator I. D. Gyang higher than this. We are, however, very disappointed by his not telling his colleagues the truth of what really took place at the Plateau State House of Assembly but relied on hearsay as a layman."

 "  If Senator I. D. Gyang was actually concerned about happenings in the Plateau State House of Assembly, he should have carried out proper investigation to guide him in his so- called motion on the revered floor of the Senate. "

  As a legislator of his standing, the Clerk of the Plateau Assembly would not deny him access to the fact  that the required number of 16 members of the PLHA signed the impeachment notice of the former Speaker  Honourable Abok Nuhu Ayuba. "


  He is conversant, based on his long stint in the National Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and now a two -term Senator,  that 2/3 is the required signatories for impeachment while 1/3 is a quorum  for sitting even at the Senate. Any decision taken on behalf of those absent from sitting is constitutionally right except it is overturned by a court of law. "


  His feigning ignorance of this vital aspect is deliberate, mischievous and very  misleading which is condemnable. 

 Based on his lack of sincerity of purpose in this strange motion, he admitted that the former Speaker was allegedly   impeached ( our emphass).


 Since to him  the exercise is  an allegation, he ought to have seen enough reason to make inquiries before  standing in the hallowed Chamber to comdemn an act based on allegation.


   To demonstrate that his action was carefully designed to achieve an invidous and ingenous purpose, Senator I. D. Gyang made  reference to an ignorant pronouncement by the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers and Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, a PDP member and very  close ally of the impeached Speaker ot PLHA as being unconstitional. 


"The Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly is an  unfortunate beneficiary and product  of an unconstitutional act as he is said to have been installed by 11 out of 31 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly. "

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