Court reinstates Momoh Jimoh as Kogi Speaker

Court reinstates Momoh Jimoh as Kogi Speaker
May 20 11:00 2016

An Abuja Federal High Court has reinstated Momoh Jimoh as the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

Jimoh alongside other principal officers was impeached in February, 2016.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba however ruled that the impeachment did not follow constitutional provisions.

Dimgba held that in the 25-member Assembly, only a fraction of members consented to the impeachment of Jimoh.

He, therefore, ordered the reinstatement of the plaintiff as Speaker.

Jimoh had filed a suit at the court challenging his impeachment.

The removal of the principal officers of the House in February plunged it into a crisis.

The House of Representatives had to intervene by shutting the Assembly and taking over its responsibilities.