JUST IN: Kogi Speaker Resigns, As Gov. Bello’s Ally Takes Over


Ahmed Imam, member representing Lokoja 1 constituency in the kogi state House of Assembly has officially resigned as the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly and Hon. Matthew Kolawole, a loyalist of Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello has now taken charge as the new Speaker.

His resignation was announced by the Deputy Speaker, Hassan Abdullahi Baiwa member representing Okura constituency who presided over the House sitting on Thursday.

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At the day’s plenary, there was heavy presence of armed security men comprising the Nigeria Police, Civil Defence who conducted a stop and search before observers could gain access to the Assembly complex to feel their eyes on the day’s business.

Meanwhile, the member representing Kabba Bunnu constituency, Kolawole has been elected the new speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

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Kolawole’s election came following his nomination by the member representing Ankpa 1, Ahmed Mohammed which was seconded by the member representing Okehi constituency, Abdulkareem Kekere.

In his acceptance speech , Mathew Kolawole promised to carry all aggrieved member along by delivering good legislation and people driven government.
The new Speaker was formerly the House Majority Leader and a staunch supporter of Governor Yahaya Bello.

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Also in the new shake-up in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Bello Hassan Balogun APC Ajaokuta is now the new Majority Leader while Victor Omofaye -APC Ijumu was elected Chief Whip.

Recall that Governor Bello had earlier in the week disrupted house proceeding to prevent the removal of Kolawole as the House Majority leader.

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