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House Of Reps Committee Suspends Kogi House Of Assembly

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

House Of Reps Committee Suspends Kogi House Of Assembly

The House of Representatives’ adhoc committee mediating in the crisis rocking the Kogi State Assembly has suspended the plenary of the state lawmakers until further notice.

The chairman of the committee, Hon. Mukhtar Mohammed Ahmed, disclosed this yesterday after hearing from the contending groups in the matter.

He said the plenary had to be suspended for now until after the submission of the committee’s report to the National Assembly, assuring that they were poised to carry out a thorough job.

The lawmaker further stressed the need for the members of the state assembly to fully cooperate with them, disclosing that the constitution mandated them to take over the affairs of the House if the matter remained unresolved.

He stressed that their concern in the matter was purely the process of the impeachment and not what led to the removal of the speaker, insisting that the document specifying how the nation should be governed must be protected.

Meanwhile, there was mild drama in the state Assembly yesterday when one of the supporters of the embattled speaker was accused of signing the impeachment notice, only to turn round to abandon the project.

Gabriel Daudu who was among those that moved against the embattled speaker alleged that Abdullahi Lawal, a member from Adavi Constituency, had signed the impeachment notice in his house.

But Lawal stoutly denied the allegation, arguing that a private house was not an Assembly complex and, as such, he could not have done such a thing.

Thirteen members from the embattled speaker’s camp and only three members who carried out the impeachment attended the meeting with the National Assembly adhoc committee.

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