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Politics of Friday, 17 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Kogi: Assembly impeach Deputy Speaker, suspends others

Kogi Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Muhammed Kogi Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Muhammed

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 and three other principal officers of gross misconduct and arbitrary use of office.

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

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

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

According to DAILY POST, Ahmed Muhammed is the lawmaker representing Akpa I in the Kogi State House of Assembly.

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

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