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Abubakar Malami AGF disagrees with Reps over Kogi Assembly take over

The Reps had invoked their powers to take over the running of the Kogi House of Assembly, following a crisis that ensued among lawmakers in the state.

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Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami play

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami

(360reporters)

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami and House Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila were locked in an argument over the House of Representatives decision to take over the Kogi state House of Assembly, reports say.

The Reps had invoked their powers to take over the running of the Kogi House of Assembly, following a crisis that ensued among lawmakers in the state.

However, the AGF reportedly instructed the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase not to carry out the Reps order.

To sort out issues, the Reps subsequently summoned Malami to shed more light on his instruction to the police IG.

Punch reports that the AGF cited constitutional grounds for his decision.

After the meeting, Gbajabiamila spoke to newsmen saying  “The outcome of the meeting? Well, we are making steady progress. What we have is an ongoing discussion. There are a lot of issues to be resolved and hopefully, we will be able to resolve them next week.

“We went in there to discuss the issues, to unravel all the legal and factual issues. And this is still ongoing and by next week, we will resolve all the issues.

“We have found out that there are lot of constitutional issues between the AGF’s office and the National Assembly that we need to look into them not just at face value.”

Five members of the Kogi state House of Assembly, on February 16, 2016, impeached the Speaker, Momoh Lawal, the Deputy Speaker, Kolawole Matthew and the majority leader, Alih Ajuh.

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