“… where in this world an officer of grade level 8 ever swear in speaker of state assembly, that will be the highest level of illegalities …”

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has inspected the level of damage done to facilities at the assembly complex following leadership tussle that rocked the House.

The Speaker said the 7th Assembly under his watch was constituted according to constitutional provisions.

He was Speaking when he visited the State Assembly complex alongside security operatives and management of the House today in Lafia the State Capital.

” During my Swearing in and that of the Deputy Speaker, Hon Jacob Kudu, the Clerk of the House was seated, the Deputy Clerk, Sergeant-at-arm and his Deputy. as well as management staff were all presents.

” But sadly, very sadly, some people went into the hallowed chamber under the leadership of a grade level 8 officer to administered them oath of allegiance and oath of office, after jumping through the fence and break the doors”

” As far as I am concern, they are not inaugurated and they remain members-elect of the State House of Assembly as their inauguration was illegal because it does not followed due process,” the Speaker said.

The Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi inspected the assembly complex and security officers to ascertain the level of damage caused by the Ogazi camp, insisting that the 7th assembly under his leadership was constitutionally proclaimed.

While describing some damages at the complex as unfortunate, Balarabe said any inauguration other than the one conducted by the Clerk of the House is invalid.

The Speaker while pleading with the people of the State to remain calm said he remains the Speaker of the House, discarding any suspension given by Ogazi lead camp invalid because they are not part of them.

“How can you suspend members that are not part of your inauguration” Speaker Balarabe added.

Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi said the 7th assembly will continue to perform its constitutional duties in making laws that will better the lives of the people of the State.


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