House of Reps Committee Direct Kogi Assembly to Maintain Status Quo


A 10-member House of Representatives fact- finding committee on the Kogi State House of Assembly crisis has begun sitting. It urged parties to maintain the status quo.



The committee Chairman and House Majority Whip, Pally Iriase, who addressed reporters yesterday in Lokoja after meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello, said their mission was to look into the crisis and proffer a solution.



He advised parties to allow the Constitution to prevail, pending the final resolution.



Iriase dismissed a report that a court restrained the committee from carrying out its duties, saying the House was not aware of any such court order.



According to him, the committee, which will sit in Lokoja, will meet the parties and other stakeholders.



Governor Bello described the crisis as a minor misunderstanding.



He said leadership was a mere nomenclature, adding that all members were equal.



Bello said the leadership crisis preceded his inauguration on January 27, noting that it would be wrong for anybody to say he masterminded it.



The governor promised to invite the two factions for a resolution.



He thanked the House of Representatives for the intervention.

Credit: The Nation