Senate backs Reps on Kogi House of Assembly
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 18, 2016
The Senate on Thursday approved the resolution of the House of Representatives to take over the legislative functions of the Kogi State House of Assembly.
The Senate also adopted the House of Representatives’ resolution, which declared null and void the impeachment of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Momoh Jimoh-Lawal, by five members of the House.
The upper chamber condemned the police for providing cover for only five members out of the 20 lawmakers in the Assembly.
It directed the Inspector-General of Police to seal the Assembly complex off until the matter was resolved.
The House had last week Wednesday taken over the Kogi State House of Assembly, in compliance with Section 11(4) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), following the crisis over Jimoh-Lawal’s impeachment.
It took the decision after considering and approving the report of a 10-member investigative panel headed by the Deputy House Whip, Mr. Pally Iriase.
The Senate is required by law to uphold the resolution of the House.