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Kogi House of Assembly shut down

29 January 2016, 17:12

Kogi - The Kogi State House of Assembly has been shut down by the State Police Force following attempt by one of the factions of the House to convene a meeting in the complex.

Sources said the meeting was aimed at fomenting trouble and effect a change of the House leadership.

It was learnt that the House of Assembly is currently divided in two factions with each of the factions laying claim to the position of the Speaker.

Also read: APC denies fueling Kogi Assembly crisis

Trouble started when Honourable Ukubile Ochijenu-Achara moved a motion for the impeachment of the speaker, Honourable Jimoh Lawal. Ochijenu-Achara claims that an impeachment letter was signed by 17 members of the House.

The impeachment brought the emergence of Honourable Osiyi Ojo, as the factional speaker of the House.

The House of Assembly is presently divided into two factions with each of the group laying claim to the position of the Speaker.

Armed policemen had been stationed at the premises of the House of Assembly, depriving both workers and members gaining access to the complex.

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