The crisis in Kogi State House of Assembly has again attracted the attention of the House of Representatives, which had earlier resolved to take over the legislative duties of the crisis-ridden assembly and asked the Inspector General of Police to seal the chamber.
The House on Tuesday summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami to appear before the House Committee on judiciary over his role in the assembly crisis.
This followed a point of order moved by Rep. Nicholas Ossai (Delta-PDP) who cited the Attorney General’s instruction to the Inspector General of Police to open the Kogi Assembly for proceedings.
Ossai described the move as unwarranted and unlawful.
In his contribution, the Majority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila described the actions of the Attorney-General as sad.
He said the resolution of the House to seal up the Kogi Assembly was based on Section 11 of the House Rules.
Rep. Pally Iriase, the Leader of the House delegation to Kogi State, said the matter was not in court when the House ruled to take over legislative functions of Kogi Assembly.
The Speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara said that sensitive matters like this should be treated with seriousness.
Also contributing, Rep. Muhammadu Bago (Niger-APC) called for Attorney General’s resignation adding that he lacked the power to instruct the opening of the Kogi state House of Assembly.
The House however, resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police along side the Attorney General of the Federation to appear before the relevant Committees.
The House also Constituted a 22 member Adhoc Committee led by the Majority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila to investigate the matter and report back in two weeks for further legislative matters.
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