KOGI ASSEMBLY CRISIS| 10 Members of House Suspended

by on April 13, 2016
The leadership crisis rocking the Kogi state House of Assembly took a dangerous dimension on monday, 11th-2016 as 10 members of the house were suspended for their alleged involvement in the crisis since November, 2015.
The suspension order issued on the floor of the house at plenary on followed adoption of a report of the ad-hoc committee constituted by the house on March 10 2016.
The ad-hoc committee was charged with the responsibilities of investigating the sponsorship of the crisis and involvement of the National Assembly and its failure to ensure due process even at the instance of a court injunction.
Presenting the report, Mr John Abah (PDP-Ibaji) Chairman of the adhoc committee said the committee found that the House of Representatives was misguided by ”interested members who had interest in the crisis.”
He said that the situation in the state had not deteriorated into a breakdown of law and order for the National Assembly to exercise its powers in invoking section 11(4) leaving out the provision of 11(5) of the constitution.
Abah said the 10 members had persistently fuelled the crisis and made it extremely difficult for the house to resolve the leadership impasse peacefully for the house to carry out its lawful and constitutional responsibilities.

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