Sanda, announced the vacancy at a plenary session on Tuesday, following a letter from the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to that effect.
The embattled Abok, who was impeached last year following his conflicts with the executives, was a member of the APC but recently announced his defection to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in a letter to the party.
The decision was made after the APC Plateau State Chapter wrote to the Speaker demanding the declaration of Abok’s seat vacant due to his defection from the APC to the PDP.
“The party that sponsored his election wishes to request that, as Speaker of the Plateau State House Assembly, you should exercise the power conferred on you by Section 109 (ii) to accordingly declare vacant the seat of Ayuba because the constitutional conditions that justify his defection do not exist
There is no rift in the APC in Plateau that would allow him to take advantage of Section 109 I g of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended)
As a result of his unjustified defection, he is required to leave his position under section 109 (1) g of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended),” the letter read.