Just In: Kogi Lawmakers Sack Deputy Speaker, Suspend 3 Principal Officers


Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have sacked the deputy speaker, Rt.Hon. Ahmed Muhammed over gross misconduct amidst heavy presence of security personnel at the Assembly complex.

In an emergency sitting held at the Assembly Complex in Lokoja on Friday, the lawmakers accused Muhammed and three other principal officers of arbitrary use of office.

In a motion of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Enema Paul, (Dekina/Okura constituency), the lawmaker said 17 members signed the impeachment of Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and the suspension of three other principal officers in the house.

The three principal officers removed from office and later suspended from the house are Bello Hassan Balogun (Majority Leader), Idris Ndako (Deputy Majority Leader), and Hon. Edoko Moses Ododo (Chief Whip).

The house, however, announced Alfa Momoh Rabiu, a lawmaker representing Ankpa II, as the new Deputy Speaker.

Other new principal officers elected are Hon. Muktar Bajeh (Majority Leader), Umar Isah Tanimu (Deputy Majority Leader), Enema Paul (Deputy Chief Whip), and Ahmed Dahiru (Chief Whip).

Seventeen out of the 25 lawmakers were present during the impeachment process.

NewsBeatng reports that the Speaker, Rt (Hon) Mathew Kolawole, had earlier announced the dissolution of all the house standing committee

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