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Bello Stoking Kogi Assembly Illegality, Says Faleke

By John Akubo, Lokoja   |   21 February 2016   |   2:35 am

Faleke

Faleke

THE recent crises in the Kogi State House of Assembly, which saw the impeachment of the Speaker by five members in the 20-member chamber is a continuation of the illegality that produced Yahaya Bello as governor, said Federal House of Representatives member, James Abiodun Faleke.

If the impeachment stands, the APC, in the minority with seven members, will lead the House and its 13 PDP members.

Faleke who was running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu in the state governorship election in November spoke to The Guardian in Lokoja at the weekend.

He had refused to be inaugurated as deputy to Bello, claiming he should have been declared governor-elect after the demise of Audu with whom he shared a joint ticket.

Faleke, who expressed disappointment with the lawmaker’s action, said he had never seen where five members in a 25-member House impeached a Speaker.

“It is rather sad that the illegality that brought Bello is what he has continued with. I would have thought that given the way he came in, he would have been more remorseful.”

But in a reaction, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said Faleke was only playing politics with the crisis.

He said: “We are aware some people have threatened to make Kogi ungovernable if they are not allowed to take over the state…Those collaborating to run this state down will soon discover the futility of their ignominy.”




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