Kogi assembly act threat to democracy ― PDP




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kabba/Bunu local government chapter in Kogi state has accused the state House of Assembly of allegedly suspending the Nigerian constitution by impeaching the Deputy Governor, Elder Solomon Achuba.

The party said the legislature by its activities has constituted a serious threat to the nation’s democracy, urged the assembly headed by Rt Honourable Prince Mathew Kolawole to quickly correct the abuse by reversing the impeachment.

“It is very pathetic to see an arm of government that is saddled with the responsibility of making laws in accordance with Nigerian constitution and also have the mandate of checkmating the excesses of executives but have now chosen to be a stooge to the executive arm of government.

 “The recent daylight robbery on Nigerian constitution by Kogi State House of Assembly which led to the illegal removal of Kogi State deputy governor, His Excellency, Elder Solomon Achuba despite the fact that the report of judicial panel exonerated him of the six allegations of gross misconduct that was levelled against him.

“We expected the present assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon Kolawole to be learned enough to understand the position of Nigerian constitution as clearly stated in section 188(8) of the 1999 constitution: ‘’where the panel reports to the House of Assembly that the allegation have not been proved, no further proceedings shall be taken in respect of the matter.

“We are compelled to speak out owing to the fact that the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly is from our local government and Kabba/Bunu indigenes have always been showing capacity in any position they occupy. It’s a pity that the Speaker has been acting like a commissioner instead of showing capacity as leader of an important arm of government.

“It will be very important and beneficial for Rt. Hon Kolawole to lead an Assembly that will make laws that is capable of turning the fortunes of Kogites around instead of becoming of a stooge to the executive,” he said.

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