Reports say the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Imam has resigned. This comes after hoodlums invaded the Assembly on Tuesday and beat up lawmakers.
Although the speaker or the Assembly is yet to confirm the resignation, it was learnt that there were plans to impeach him on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, New Telegraph reports that collection of signatures to impeach the Speaker, Imam by some state legislators is said to be ongoing.
The Speaker narrowly escaped the mob attack at the Assembly complex on Tuesday.
The newspaper quoted a soirce as saying: “We have it on good authority, that some members of the state Assembly have already compromised to impeach the Speaker under some inducement.”
According to the source, who pleaded anonymity, some powerful people are involved in the impeachment move.
But the Director General, Media and Publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello, Mr. Kinsley Fanwo, had told journalists on Tuesday that the governor was never interested in removing the speaker.
The whereabouts of the battered member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Makama, is unknown.
Makama, who was said to be the main target of the unidentified thugs, was beaten on Tuesday by the hoodlums.
The Kogi State Police command has described an report linking it to the attack on the state House of Assembly as malicious and false.