Amid the crisis rocking the Kogi State House of Assembly, Governor Yahaya Bello, on Thursday, disassociated himself from the impeachment of the Speaker, Momoh Jimoh Lawal, noting that has never interfered in the affairs of the state legislature in line with his determination to promote the rule of law and strict adherence to separations of power.
In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Strategy), Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, the Governor said dragging his name to the crisis in the State House of Assembly is in the least, uncharitable.
His words: “The attention of the Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello has been drawn to the spurious allegations by some group of legislators in the legislative arm of Kogi State to the effect that the Governor was the person stoking crisis in the Assembly.
“The Governor wishes to inform the general public that the Governor has never interfered in the affairs of the state legislature in line with his determination to promote the rule of law and strict adherence to separations of power.
“To drag the name of the Governor to the crisis in the Kogi State House of Assembly is in the least, uncharitable. The crisis in the House of Assembly predates the present administration in the state.
“It would be recalled that before the advent of the present administration, the Assembly crisis assumed a violent dimension when vehicles belonging to the different caucuses in the House were vandalized.
“The Governor urges all aggrieved parties in the Kogi State House of Assembly to close ranks and work in unity for the progress of the state. He also pledges continued collaboration with the legislative arm to actualize his dream of a better Kogi State.”