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Kogi Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker, suspends three principal officers

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday, June 17, impeached the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Muhammed. The House also impeached three other members; Majority Speaker, Bello Hassan Abdullahi, Deputy Majority leader, Ndakwo Idris and Deputy Chief Whip, Edoko Moses Ododo. In an emergency sitting held at the Assembly in Lokoja, on Friday June 17, the lawmakers accused Ahmed Muhammed of gross misconduct and arbitrary use of the office. In a motion of urgent importance read by Hon. Enema Paul, member representing (Dekina/Okura), State Constituency, said 17 lawmakers signed the impeachment of Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and the suspension of the three other principal officers in the house. The House announced Alfa Momoh Rabiu, the lawmaker representing Ankpa II as the new deputy speaker of the state assembly. The 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 committees and appointed Committee members. The affected officers were also suspended from coming into the house till further notice. The House adjourned sitting till 5th July, 2022. It was gathered that before the impeachment process, there was a heavy presence of security personnel at the Assembly complex consisting of the Nigerian Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS).The post Kogi Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker, suspends three principal officers appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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