Crisis Rocks Kogi Assembly, Lawmakers Postpone Sitting

The Kogi lawmakers at the State Assembly have postponed sitting till further notice, following a crisis that erupted on Tuesday over the alleged plan to remove the majority leader of the House, Matthew Kolawole.

It was alleged that the State Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu who had earlier assured journalists that the plenary was going to be peaceful, could not act when the thugs stormed the Assembly, raising suspicion that he was allegedly working on the order of the governor.

According to eye witness, the development was an alleged attempt to halt the planned removal of the majority leader of the House, who is said to be a staunch supporter of the state governor.

Some of the state officials were also slated to testify before the House of Assembly on how the state government utilized the bailout funds and the two tranches of the Paris-Club Loan refunds received from the Federal Government

In the mentime the Lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye has called on the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osibajo to declare a State of Emergency in Kogi before anarchy becomes the order of the day.

This followed the onslaught suffered by the State lawmakers when suspected thugs invaded the Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday to disrupt house sitting.

He called on stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the anti democratic activities allegedly orchestrated by Governor Yahaya Bello, noting that the Governor should not be allowed to destroy the labour of genuine APC members in Kogi State.

In a swift reaction, the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello distanced himself from the Assembly attack.

Speaking through his Director General, Media and publicity Kingsley Fanwho the Governor maintained that his administration will not condone any act of thuggery, adding that anyone caught would be made to face the full weight of the law.

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