Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly has ganged up against the speaker of the House, Prince Matthew Kolawole; boycotting sitting in the House.
A pointer to this sad development was made visible on Tuesday when the day sitting witnessed the lowest turn-up from the state legislators; in apparent dissatisfaction to the Speaker.
The Speaker himself could not hide the feeling longer as he openly decried the attitude of some lawmakers who attend executive sessions without attending plenary sittings.
Kolawole therefore read a riot act to his fellow members, stressing that any lawmaker who does so would be termed absent.
He subsequently moved a motion to that effect and it was seconded by the majority leader representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Bello Hassan Balogun.
Citing relevant sessions of the house rules, the speaker noted that the motion was to put to effect the rules.
It was however gathered that some lawmakers who were absent at Tuesday’s plenary attended the executive session held at the speakers office; but dissatisfied with the Speaker, boycotted the plenary.
However, a bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the Kogi State Hotel and Edict, 1995, establishing the Kogi State Hotels and Tourism Board and a bill for a law to establish Kogi State Erosion and Watershed Management agency passed the second reading in the House.