Kogi Assembly lifts ban on suspended 8 members



From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja





The Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday, lifted the ban on the suspended eight assembly members and two local government council chairmen following terrorism allegations.

The lifting of the ban followed the clearance by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) which was sent by the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in correspondence to the assembly and read by the Speaker Rt. Honourable Prince Mathew Kolawole at the plenary.

The lawmakers include Daniya Rayin, Bassa constituency, Murktar Bajeh, Okehi constituency, Kilani Olumo, Ijumu constituency and Moses Akande Ogori-Magongo constituency.

Others are Mohammed Lawi Ahmed Okene one constituency, Atule Igbunu, Ibaji constituency, Suleiman Attajachi Musa, Idah and Aderonke Aro, Yagba West constituency.

While the cleared council chairmen include, Moses Olorunleke, Kabba-Bunu local government area and William Ikoojo, Ibaji of Ibaji local government area.

Reading the correspondence from the governor, the speaker Prince Mathew Kolawole said the lawmakers and council chairmen were not indicted.


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