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Kogi: Speaker’s impeachment Saga


Tension is brewing in the Kogi state House of Assembly, following plots by some legislators to impeach the speaker, Rt.Hon. Mathiew Kolawole, over allegations of unholy fraternity and sell out of the arm of government to the executive.

The lawmakers last week embarked on strike to protest the non payment of their several months of salaries, constituency allowance and allowances.

They equally accused the Speaker of selfishness, as he was said to be only interested in his personal gains against the collective benefit of the entire members of the Assembly.

Other issue that was said to be disturbing was that the Speaker took the advantage of the members’ strike which eventually earned him the position of acting Governor of the state, following the absence of the Governor Yahaya Bello who is on the entourage of the President to Poland.

A Legislator representing one of the constituencies in the eastern part of the state revealed that the Speaker has on several occasions turned himself to be the stooge of the executive stooge.

According to the legislator who will not want his name in print, 18 members of the Assembly have been meeting to ensure the removal of the Speaker.

“The Speaker, who is supposed to serve as mediator between us and the Governor, and also ensure that our entitlements are paid, is rather going to the Governor to make case for himself and jettison our collective needs.

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