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Kogi House suspends 10 members

12 April 2016, 18:45

Lokoja - A minority faction of the Kogi State House of Assembly has suspended 10 members of the House for their alleged involvement in the leadership crisis rocking the state legislature since November 2015

The suspension order issued on the floor of the House at plenary on Tuesday, followed the adoption of a report of the ad hoc committee commissioned on March 10.

Presenting the report, John Abah (PDP-Ibaji), Chairman of the ad hoc committee, said the committee found that the House of Representatives was misguided by members who had interest in the crisis.

Also read: Minority faction of Kogi Assembly defies Senate, Reps again

He said the 10 members had persistently fuelled the crisis and made it extremely difficult for the house to resolve the leadership impasse peacefully in order to carry out its lawful and constitutional responsibilities.

The suspended lawmakers are the embattled Speaker, Momoh-Jimoh Lawal (PDP-Okene II), Matthew Kolawole (PDP-Kabba-Bunu), Aliyu Akuh (PDP-Omala), Victor Omofaiye (PDP-Ijumu) and Sunday Shigaba (PDP-Bassa).

Others are Alfa Momoh-Rabiu (APC-Ankpa II), Enenche Linus (APC-Olamaboro), Obaro Pedro (APC-Mopa-Muro), Ndako Idris (APC-Lokoja II) and Zakari Osewu (APC-Kogi-KK).

Source: The News

- News 24


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