KOGI ASSEMBLY DEFY NASS, CONVENE SITTING

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The Kogi State House of Assembly may be heading for a clash with the National Assembly, as seven members loyal to factional speaker, Umar Imam, convened sitting on Tuesday, against the directive of both the upper and lower national chambers. The Senate last week endorsed the order of the House of Representatives, which ordered the closure of the Kogi assembly as well as taking over its function, following the protracted leadership crisis rocking the State Assembly.

The Senate also ordered the Inspector General of Police to enforce its order on the closure of the assembly complex. Factional Speaker, Imam, however took his seat at exactly 12noon, and quickly commenced proceedings. He however noted that the house has not formed a quorum and asked that members present allow for others to take their seats before proceeding.

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