Member representating Nasarawa Eggon West Costituency, Hon Abel Yakubu Bala ( PDP) has been announced as the new minority leader of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
The development is coming twenty four hours after the former deputy minority leader of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) Luka Iliya Zhekaba ( PDP- Obi 2), was suspended for employment racketeering.
The assembly has also announced the dissolution of the all other minority positions in the House leaving only that of the minority leader.
Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, who announced the decision during plenary yesterday at the floor of the assembly in Lafia said the appointment of the new minority leader is with immediate effect.
” We have met and have agreed to appoint a new Minority Leader in the person of Hon Abel Yakubu Bala, the former Minority Whip and this takes immediate effect.
” In the same vain , all other minority positions in the House stand dissolved, ” the speaker said.
The former Minority Leader, Hon Danladi Jatau, member representing Kokona West left PDP for APC, leaving the position vacant with the Deputy minority leader doing the minority leader’s job at the floor of the House before his suspension.
The minority positions dissolved included Deputy Minority Leader, Minority Whip and Deputy Minority Whip respectively.