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  • Updated: March 23, 2023

Kogi: Nine Lawmakers Suspended Over Allegations Of Terrorism

Kogi: Nine Lawmakers Suspended Over Allegations Of Terrorism

Nine lawmakers of the Kogi State House of Assembly have been suspended over alleged acts of terrorism and election violence during Saturday’s House of Assembly election in the state.

They were alleged to have breached the conduct of the March 18 House of Assembly elections in the state.

The suspended lawmakers are Muktar Bajeh (Majority leader in Okehi), Daniya Ranyi (Bassa), Suleiman Attajachi (Idah), Bello Hassan (Ajaokuta) and Edoko Moses-Ododo (Ibaji).

Others are Abubakar Tanko (Kogi/Koto), Atabor Cosmas-Ilemona (Igalamela/Odolu) Kilani Olusola-Olumo (Ijumu) and Mohammed Lawi-Ahmed (Okene 1).

The suspension of the lawmakers is sequel to a letter received from the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, dated March 23.

Also, another letter dated March 22, was from the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) demanding the suspension of seven local government chairmen for an alleged act of electoral violence.

While Bello’s letter is on the suspended lawmakers, the second letter written and signed by the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, was on the suspended council chairmen.

They were asked to be investigated by the House Adhoc Committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Alfa Rabiu-Momoh.

The speaker of the House, Matthew Kolawale, while speaking on the suspended colleagues, described their involvement in “terrorism and electoral violence’’ as “very unfortunate” and “uncalled.”

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