Kogi state speaker debilitates to impeach new deputy governor

The ‘ousted’  Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Honourable Momoh Jimoh , Friday announced plan   to serve an impeachment notice on the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Simon Achuba.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Jimoh who   was ‘impeached’ by five members of the assembly on Tuesday  said Achuba has questions to answer over the crisis in the legislature.

He denounced his impeachment by the five legislators and insinuated that they were sponsored by vested interests.

Jimoh also announced the suspension of the five members who announced his impeachment saying their action violated the rules of the House as the five members failed to form a quorum before announcing his impeachment.

The five lawmakers in a 20-member House sat on Tuesday and purportedly removed the Speaker.

The lawmakers also chose Umar Imam as the new Speaker of the House.

Friday Sanni, who briefed reporters about the impeachment, said the Speaker was impeached for not carrying other members of the House along in the affairs of the House.

He also claimed that since the new Governor, Yahaya Bello and the Speaker are both from the same senatorial district; the Speaker should vacate the seat.

Meanwhile, 15 members of the House who were seen at Hon. Jimoh’s residence insisted Hon. Jimoh remains the Speaker and that their signatures were forged to perfect the impeachment.

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