Nasarawa Assembly recalls six suspended members

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has recalled the six members it suspended for six months.

The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this yesterday.

This was after the Chairman of the House Adhoc Committee on Investigation of the six suspended members, Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali (PDP-Lafia North) submitted their report to the Assembly.

The Assembly on April 4 witnessed crisis over the appointment of sole administrators for local government areas in the state by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

Those suspended include Kassim Mohammed-Kassim (APC-Akwanga South), Murtala Sodangi (APC-Nasarawa Central), Mohammed Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko,), Musa Ali (APC-Keffi East), Makpa Malla (APC-Wamba) and Abubakar Kana (APC-Kokona West).

The six legislators had accused their colleagues of receiving bribe from the state government to legitimize the appointment of sole administrators, which according to them was unconstitutional.

The Speaker said: “If we will recall, on April 4, 2016, a misunderstanding ensued among members of House which led to the suspension of six of our colleagues over allegation of bribery and corruption leveled against the House.

“On August 16, the Adhoc investigation committee called for a round table discussion with the six suspended members in which they unanimously apologized to the committee for whatever damage that has been meted on the image of the Assembly as a result of their individual actions.”

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