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Factional Kogi Speaker rejects House takeover of Assembly

10 March 2016, 13:05

Lokoja - The factional Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Imam has faulted the House of Representatives for taking over functions of the state’s Assembly.

He described the action of the House of Representatives as illegal and ultra vires.

The House had on Wednesday took over the Assembly’s functions due to the crisis that engulfed the Assembly in January.

Also read: House of Reps take over Kogi Assembly

Imam, who was reacting to the action of the House , argued that the lower chamber of the National Assembly was not empowered by Section 11 (4) and (5) to carry out the action.

He said the resolutions of the House of Representatives was not binding on the state’s Assembly.

He stated that members of the Kogi Assembly would resume their sitting on Thursday as earlier scheduled.

- News 24


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