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Group Commends AGF’s Decision On Kogi Assembly

Idris Miliki Abdul, executive director, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. (CHRCR)   has described the decision of Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) ordering Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police (IGP) to unseal the Kogi State Assembly as a welcome development.

It would be recalled that the Kogi State House of Assembly which has been engulfed in crisis since the beginning of the year was taken over by National Assembly last month which culminated in the locking of the complex by Arase last month.

Abdul in his reaction to the directive of AGF said the people of the state were not happy with what is happening in the state as the new directive as the best thing.

“We are not happy that the assembly was locked in the first place so the news of AGF order should be seen as a welcome development.”

Abdul further advised the stakeholders to come to a round table so as to resolve the crisis because opening the assembly complex alone may not guarantee peace.

“I expect the two factions to come together in order to resolve the crisis before opening the assembly.” The human right activist described the impeachment of Momoh Jimoh Lawal the embattled speaker as unconstitutional.

“There is no way APC being a minority in the House could be made to produce the speaker without an agreement involving all members.” he advised the governor of the state to remain neutral in order to bring the crisis in the state to an end.