The lawmaker representing Jos East constituency, Mr. Abok Ayuba Izam has emerged the new Speaker of the 9th Plateau State House of Assembly. Izam is a 33-year-old 500-level student of Law at the University of Jos.

Mr. Izam, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress emerged Speaker at the Assembly complex in Jos on Monday following his nomination by Mr Ibrahim Baba Hassan of Jos North North constituency and seconded by Mrs. Esther Simi Dusu of Jos North West constituency.

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Elected Deputy Speaker was Mr Saleh Yipmong of Dengi constituency

The Deputy Speaker’s nomination was moved by the lawmaker representing Langtang Central constituency, Mr Daniel Nanbol and was seconded by Nanlong Daniel who represents Mikang constituency.