Pulse.ng logo
Go

In Kogi 15 soldiers reportedly prevent lawmakers from State Assembly

This is coming following the rumble over the seat of the Speaker as the house had been divided into two factions namely the G15, led by the embattled Speaker, Mr. Momoh-Jimoh Lawal and G5.

  • Published:

Join the "sabi" clique. Don't miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily

By signing up , you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy



Thank You! You have successfully subscribed to receive pulse.ng daily newsletter.

Men of the Nigerian Army had reportedly prevented members of the Kogi State House of Assembly from entering the parliament on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the soldiers, numbering 15, stormed the State House of Assembly, where they turned back legislators from sitting.

This is coming following the rumble over the seat of the Speaker as the house had been divided into two factions namely the G15, led by the embattled Speaker, Mr. Momoh-Jimoh Lawal and G5.

ALSO READ: Court reinstates 'impeached' Kogi assembly Speaker, Deputy

While the members of the G15 had reportedly secured an Abuja court ruling to validate Lawal as Speaker and went ahead to hold a plenary session last Thursday, May 26, 2016, a group of five lawmakers, who operated on the platform of the G5 are said to have refused the ruling.

It was further reported that the soldiers that barricaded the Kogi State Assembly complex, arrived the parliament in a truck as early as 6am after which they dislodged the anti-riot policemen, who had previously manned the Assembly’s gate

The spokesperson for the G15, Matthew Kolawole, had reportedly expressed shock at the turn of events saying his colleagues were shocked to discover that soldiers from the Army Records Unit, Kogi, had barricaded the Assembly’s gate.

However, the Special Adviser to the Governor Yahaya Bello on Media and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulkareem Abdulmalik, denied government’s involvement in the Assembly's crisis saying  the security men were there to prevent a breakdown of law and other.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.

X
Advertisement