Just In: Dino Melaye To Leave The National Assembly—Lawmakers Lament…

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday condemned the Kogi State Government for its alleged roles in the ongoing process to recall the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, from the National Assembly.

Both of them specifically criticised the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Kogi State, Mr. Ibrahim Muhammed, for criticising the Senate as lacking constitutional backing to stop Melaye’s recall.
Ekweremadu, while raising a point of order at the plenary on Tuesday, referred the lawmakers to a three-page advertorial by Muhammed, in which the commissioner criticised his last week submissions at the Senate on Melaye’s recall.

He said the commissioner was ignorant of the position of the constitution on the recall of a federal lawmaker.
“I expect the Attorney General, instead of displaying his ignorance, to simply call me and I will educate him on the position of the law,” he said.

But Muhammed has said the state government would not take issues with Ekweremadu over his comment on the advertorial in which he referred to the recall of Melaye as an exercise in futility.
The Attorney General told one of our correspondents on the telephone on Monday that he stood by every content of the advertorial.

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