The crisis rocking the Kogi State House of Assembly Tuesday took another turn as the Speaker Momohjimoh Lawal was removed by his former supporters. Coming out of the Assembly Chambers, Hon. Friday Sani who emerged as the new Majority Leader and announced that the new Speaker, Hon. Imam Umar, representing Lokoja 1 constituency was elected in replacement by ’15 members’ of the House, though only four other lawmakers were sighted earlier coming out from the assembly chambers.
According to him others elected were Hon. John Abba, Chief Whip while the position of the Deputy Speaker was left vacant. Lawal has however said that he remains the Speaker, declaring his impeachment as null and void. Sani who addressed anxious reporters at the end of their closed door session said laid down procedure was followed in the process.