In Kogi House of Assembly's majority leader, Jimoh Lawal impeached

The current situation faced by the Kogi State House of Assembly is condemnable as the factional group and it’s speaker were absent at a seating where the majority leader was impeached.

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The current situation faced by the Kogi State House of Assembly is condemnable as the factional group and it’s speaker were absent at a seating where the majority leader was impeached.

It would be recalled that Governor Idris Wada presented his budget to only ten members present at the sitting.

The chief whip of the Kogi State House of assembly, Honorable Friday Makama representing Lokoja 2 constituency,  who is  one of those in the Godwin Osuyi led faction, stated that the impeachment of the embattled Speaker Momoh Jimoh Lawal was inconclusive.

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Quoting the Kogi House member, “This is a season of inconclusiveness where so many things are inconclusive. Even Governor Idris Wada administration was described as inconclusive on the floor of the house.

You can see how I moved a motion for the replacement if the majority leader who I would say was not sensitive to the people of Kogi State, because you cannot pretend to be ignorant of a very major event of this magnitude that has to do with the last budget presentation of the first tenure of an administration of a Governor.”

Speaking on the replacement of the majority leader of the house, Makama said “I had to move the motion to confirm Honorable Sunday Chudoba as the majority leader not in acting capacity in the absence of the majority leader. We would not call it an impeachment but a replacement since he was missing in action he had to be replaced.”

Meanwhile,  Godwin Osiyi, the  factional Speaker has considered the step taken by fellow lawmakers in swapping the position of the majority leader for another person as being absurd.

In his words, “To remove the majority leader you need simple majority but simple majority in a House of 25 members mean 13, but were there 13 members seated today? That should tell you that these people are just crazy living with some level of insanity.

 “If you believe in sanity, if you believe in fines, if you believe in things being done in the right way this will survive with time.

Honourable Godwin Osiyi further accused the Governor of being the originator of the ongoing crisis.

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He also talked about a particular arm of the legislative chamber that is called hazard department who are not politicians. In his words,  “They are not politicians, were they at work and if they were they were flaunting the NLC rules that asked them to down tool so you can see that one illegality is begetting another illegality.”

We are supposed to be 25 Honourable members, majority are on my side and they were absent and yet budget was presented, well Wada is the Governor and he has presented his budget to where he wanted to present it so let us wait and see."

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