Kogi Assembly Fails to Reconvene

21 Nov 2012

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Idris Wada

Shola Oyeyipo
An attempt to reconvene the crisis-ridden Kogi State House of Assembly tuesday failed as the group of 12 and 13 lawmakers, especially the anti-Bello group were enmeshed in disarray with internal squabbles continuing among them.

The Assembly, meant to reconvene yesterday, was to have the original Speaker, Hon. Abdulahi Bello, resign his position based on an understanding with the two factions in attendance.

A reliable source told THISDAY that the 12-pro impeachment group had split as various interests did not allow them agree on someone to replace Bello, who had agreed to resign.

While one group is routing for Babadoko, the other is maintaining that Hon. Mommoh Jimoh Lawal, who had allegedly paraded himself as Speaker should take up the seat.

The third group also wanted the lawmaker from Ogori Magongo as Speaker.
Meanwhile, in the 13-pro-Bello camp, there were resistance already as they are insisting that since they have the majority, their group should be allowed to produce the new Speaker.

They also based their arguments on the acceptance of the present Speaker to resign in the interest of the state, despite having the support of the larger population.

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