The Deputy Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Ahmed Muhammed has been impeached over gross misconduct and arbitrary use of office.
Ahmed Muhammed Impeached
The deputy speaker was impeached on Friday during an Emergency sitting held at the State Assembly complex in Lokoja, where three other principal officers were suspended.
In a motion of urgent importance read by Hon. Enema Paul, member representing (Dekina/Okura) State Constituency, 17 lawmakers signed the impeachment of Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and the suspension of three other principal officers in the house.
The three principal officers removed from office and later suspended from the house are Bello Hassan Balogun (Majority Leader), Idris Ndako (Deputy Majority Leader), and Hon. Edoko Moses Ododo (Chief Whip).
The house, however, announced Alfa Momoh Rabiu, a lawmaker representing Ankpa II, as the new Deputy Speaker.
Other new principal officers elected are Hon. Muktar Bajeh (Majority Leader), Umar Isah Tanimu (Deputy Majority Leader), Enema Paul (Deputy Chief Whip), and Ahmed Dahiru (Chief Whip).
The Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole, had earlier announced the dissolution of all the house standing committees.
Before the impeachment process, there was a heavy presence of security personnel at the Assembly complex consisting of the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), and the Department of State Services (DSS).
KanyiDaily had also reported how Dino Melaye lost his bid to vie for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi West Senatorial District ticket to Tajudeen Yusuf.