Rt Hon. Abok Ayuba, the embattled speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, has officially defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement on Friday, March 18, revealing his letter of resignation from membership from the APC, Ayuba expressed his interest to return to the opposition party at the local government secretariat in Angware, Jos East.
Confirming the development to AIT on Saturday, March 19, the embattled speaker claimed that his decision was influenced by the need to save Plateau from a failed leadership of the APC which is threatening to crumble the state government if allowed to thrive.
Meanwhile, Ayuba had petitioned Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) demanding total cancellation of congresses conducted in the state by the ruling APC.
In a petition seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, January 13 in Abuja, Hon. Ayuba said the governor Lalong could not talk about the national convention when Plateau state APC was still in crisis.
The petitioner appealed to the Buni-led leadership to correct what he described as injustice against majority members of Plateau APC by conducting fresh congresses in the state.
The petition read in part:
“The governor of Plateau state has among other things being very undemocratic with the way party issues are handled.
“From the way he chose to oust the former chairman, Mr. Letep Dabang out of office because Dabang always threaded caution and advised against using unconfirmed reports from praise singers to make informed decisions and this didn‘t go well with the governor.”