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Alleged Impeachment: I’m in Control –Kogi Speaker

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The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole has described his alleged impeachment as a “mere rumour.” 

He issued a statement on Sunday, two days after reports that 19 members of the Assembly had impeached him for alleged financial misappropriation and money laundering.

“Ordinarily I wouldn’t have reacted to the lies but l think it’s necessary l put the records straight for the general public to know,” the speaker said.

Mr. Kolawole explained that the House, which has been on recess, held an emergency sitting on 17 June where four principal officers, including the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Ahmed, were impeached and three others suspended.

“Unfortunately the very people, whom the mischievous statement claimed impeached me, were the same legislators with me in the House on Friday, June 17 that appended their signatures and affirmed the impeachment of the principal officers through vote voice.

“I believe their signatures were forged. It was because of a similar offence that the principal officers were impeached and suspended for gross misconduct, including blackmailing members of the House on social media against the rules and ethics of the Assembly,” he explained.


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