Breaking: Big Disgrace As Deputy Speaker Of State House Of Assembly Is Impeached With Replacement

Breaking: Big Disgrace As Deputy Speaker Of State House Of Assembly Is Impeached With Replacement

  • The Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday, June 17, appointed a new deputy speaker, Alfa Momoh Rabiu
  • The former deputy speaker, Rt. Hon Ahmed Muhammed was impeached on Friday over alleged gross misconduct
  • Muhammed's sack followed the suspension of three principal officers of the Assembly, who are accused of similar acts

Kogi - Rt. Hon Ahmed Muhammed, the deputy speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly, and three other principal officers of the state's legislature have been impeached.

The House of Assembly took the rather drastic and punitive decision during an emergency meeting held on Friday, June 17, Punch reports.

Kogi state House of Assembly
Breaking: Big Disgrace As Deputy Speaker Of State House Of Assembly Is Impeached With Replacement
Source: UGC

The three principal officers sacked from the House are the Majority Leader, Bello Hassan Balogun, Deputy Majority Leader, Idris Ndako, and the Chief Whip, Hon Edoko Moses Ododo.

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This move came in response to an accusation of gross misconduct and arbitrary use of office made against the officers.

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In a motion of urgent importance read by Hon. Enema Paul, member representing Dekina/Okura State Constituency, 17 lawmakers signed the removal of Hon Ahmed Mohammed and the suspension of three other principal officers in the house.

The house also declared Alfa Momoh Rabiu, the lawmaker representing Ankpa II, as a replacement for the impeached speaker.

Dino Melaye loses PDP senatorial primary in Kogi, reveals why he was defeated

Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye had lost the Kogi West senatorial ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Hon.

Tajudeen Yusuf. Dino polled 99 votes against TJ Yusuf who is currently representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, who polled 163 votes.

Legit.ng gathered that TJ Yusuf, a three terms House of Representatives member, had levelled with Dino on Monday night, May 23, when they both scored 88 votes apiece; leading to a rerun.

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How TJ Yusuf won rerun

At the rerun on Tuesday, May 24, Yusuf was able to secure a majority of the votes.

While TJ Yusuf was rooting for Nyesom Wike in the state for the PDP's presidential ticket, Dino Melaye was backing Atiku Abubakar, turning the game to a royal rumble of two influential presidential aspirants of the party.

Source: Legit.ng

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