Kogi Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker, Others

The Deputy Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly Rt.Hon. Ahmed Muhammed has been impeached.

In an emergency sitting held at the Assembly Complex in Lokoja on Friday, the lawmakers accused Ahmed Muhammed of gross mis-conduct and arbitrary use of office.

In a motion of urgent importance read by Hon. Enema Paul, member representing Okura State Constituency, he said 17 lawmaker 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, 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).

The Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole had earlier announced the dissolution of all the house standing committee

Before the impeachment process, there was heavy presence of security personnel’s at the Assembly complex consisting of the Nigerian Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) and Department of State Services, (DSS).

It could be recalled that Ahmed Muhammed is the lawmaker representing Akpa I in the Kogi State House of Assembly.

It was gathered that, 17 out of the 25 lawmakers were present during the impeachment process.

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