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Kogi: Governor Yahaya Bello's political Appointees are Illegal -Hon Kolawole‎

By Anthony Ruha
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The fifteen lawmakers, who have since been suspended without salaries and allowances have stated the illegality of governor Yahaya Bello's appointees.‎

In a press release sent to journalists by the group known as ‘G15 Lawmakers Forum of Kogi state’ accused Governor Bello of denigrating the state legislature.‎

According to the leader of the group, Hon Mathew Kolawole (PDP) majority leader, the governor swore in the administrators and commissioners without recourse to the state assembly as envisaged by the constitution so that the lawmakers and debate and proffer solutions on the issue.

”We condemned and still condemn this illegality and we call for a reversal of this ill advised decision.

”The governor, in flagrant abuse of the exalted office of chief executive of the state, usurped the powers of the legislature and arrogated same to himself by unilaterally adopting a principle of law strange to our laws which he termed ‘the doctrine of necessity’,” the Kolawole stated.

They accused the governor of ridiculing the doctrine of separation of powers between the executive and the legislature as encapsulated in the Nigerian constitution.

The press statement was signed by the 15 lawmakers. Efforts to reach the governor’s spokespersons at the time of this report for their reactions were not successful.‎

Anthony Ruha, Media Assistant to Hon Mathew Kolawole, Majority Leader Kogi State House Of Assembly. 08180262572