APC chairman in Taraba expresses concern over absence of Speaker at state assembly


The Taraba Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Hassan Ardo, on Thursday expressed concern over the reluctance of the state House of Assembly to elect a speaker.
Ardo, who spoke with newsmen in Jalingo said the development had stalled the assembly from sitting to consider the 2016 budget proposal submitted to it by Gov. Darius Ishaku.
It will be recalled that the Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, Adamawa had in Dec 2015, nullified the election of the Speaker, Mr Abel Diah of the PDP, representing Mbanga state constituency and ordered supplementary polls in eight polling units within 90 days.
The APC chairman expressed shock at the attitudes of the members of the assembly for keeping quiet and suspending sitting instead of electing a new speaker to keep the institution running.
“I am so shocked at what is happening at Taraba assembly, for over four weeks, the house has been without a speaker and nothing is going on,” he said.
Ardo disclosed that the state Working Committee of the APC would soon summon the seven of its members in the assembly to explain why they were working against the state.
“The working committee of the APC in the state will soon summon lawmakers on its platform to explain their roles in what is happening at the assembly.”

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