Kogi Assembly crisis: “Our Lives Are in Danger” – G-15 lawmakers allege threat to life


Members of the Group of 15 (G-15) lawmakers of Kogi State House of Assembly have alleged that their lives are in danger with threat of assassination on daily basis.

Addressing newsmen yesterday, the spokesperson of the group, Prince Matthew Kolawole said it is time for the Presidency to save their lives from danger of assassination from the state government that ought to protect lives and property of citizens.

According to him, yesterday the same unlawful leadership of the Assembly under the protection of governor’s convoy together with the Army went to the Assembly Complex and screened commissioner nominees.

“This is done not minding the court order. The G-5 have not obtained stay of execution even though they have applied.”

He said that the most worrisome is the fact that the army was deployed against the constitution of the country which states that the army can only be deployed on the order of the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“One wonders where the governor derives his power to deploy soldiers to the Assembly Complex?” he queried.

He said that whatever screening of commissioners, activities or resolutions especially after the judgement of the Federal High Court is null and avoid and of no effect and are all held as efforts in futility.

“If these atrocious crime and criminality, impunity, disregard to rule of law and lawlessness reign unchecked, why will crime not be on the rise in the state? Why then are we wasting the state’s resources on security?” he asked.

It would be recalled that on Tuesday, the army prevented members of the G-15 of the State House of Assembly from sitting but provided full and adequate security for the G-5 as they were allowed to sit.

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