Mr Abok Ayuba, the embattled Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, purportedly impeached by eight lawmakers has debunked insinuation that he had resigned from his position.
The Editor Nigeria recalls that the Sanda-led faction in the Plateau State House of Assembly had during their sitting on Thursday, brought a resignation letter purportedly from Abok.
Sanda, who brandished the resignation letter before lawmakers loyal to him at their sitting on Thursday, claimed that with Abok’s resignation, the leadership crisis had been put to rest in the State Assembly over who should be recognised as the authentic Speaker.
The resignation letter dated November 1, 2021, was addressed to no one in particular.
But Mr Abok in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bulus Atang, described the purported resignation as fake news and deliberate propaganda to win the sympathy of the people.
According to Abok, “If the said letter of resignation truly emanated from me, I wouldn’t be seen continuously contesting the illegality going on at the Plateau Assembly.”
He noted that the ambition of Sanda-led faction had blinded their consciousness and eyes from seeing the reality.
He noted that they have not been able to plan well to do their mischief, adding that their schemers were not smart enough, making them look quite disgraceful, shameful, and confused in the whole prank and childish display of foolishness.
He assured that the Plateau people have a lot of confidence in him as Speaker and wouldn’t sell their birthright for anything, pointing out that “the fight is the Plateau fight; it is bigger than him (Abok) and the twelve other lawmakers who are with them as they are committed to continuing to stand for justice, equity, and peaceful Plateau, and to victory and stability of democracy.”
Mr Abok explained that he can’t do a letter and put a signature and stamp of ‘received’ again.
He asked, “One would wonder why, if they had the letter as of 1st November 2021, why are they bringing it out on 18th November 2021? They would have been happy to produce it as early as possible. The crafter doing this forgery is a distraction plan to win the sympathy of Plateau people.”
The statement enjoined the security operatives to investigate and unmask those behind the purported resignation letter and and forgery of the signature of Right Honourable Abok Ayuba’, with a view to bringing them to book.