- The seat of the former Speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly has been declared vacant
- Umar Imam's seat was declared vacant for defecting from the ruling APC
- The declaration was made following a letter sent to the House by the chairman of the Kogi state chapter of the APC
The Kogi state House of Assembly on Tuesday, August 7, moved a against the past Speaker, Umar Imam.
The Assembly in its moved declared the seat of the Speaker vacant after the defection of Imam from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The Nation reports that the declaration by the Kogi House of Assembly followed a letter sent to the House by the chairman of the Kogi state chapter of the APC, Abdullahi Bello.
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Bello's letter is sequel to a motion moved by the majority leader of the House, Hassan Abdullahi who called for the declaration of the seat vacant.
Also, the deputy majority leader, Ahmed Muhammed (APC-Ankpa 1) seconding the motion said, the move by Abdullahi was timely.
Muhammed said: “There is no crisis in APC. The last time we defected to the ruling party, the PDP were in crisis.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Imam had on Sunday, July 22, announced his defection from the APC to the SDP.
Imam said he was shut out of the party by its leadership in Kogi.
He said he defected from the APC because of its continuous internal that friction that has led to its factionalisation nationally.
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