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Kogi Speaker, deputy impeached

10 December 2015, 21:50

Lokoja -  Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Momoh Jimoh Lawal and his Deputy, Aliyu Akuh were on Thursday impeached over alleged misconduct and poor leadership style, reports Daily Trust. 

The Minority leader, Hassan Bello was also impeached for the same offense.

The officers were impeached by 17 out of the 25 members of the House.

Also read: Ekiti Speaker impeached

Godwin Osiyi Ojo emerged the new Speaker while John Abah was elected Deputy Speaker.

The impeachment of the Speaker may not be unconnected with highwire politicking in the state to placate the people of Kogi East.

Lawal and the newly elected governor of the state, Yahaya Bello are from the same Okene Local Government Area. 

He might have been impeached to ensure power balance in the state.

Read more at Daily Trust. 

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