Special Adviser on Media to the factional Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Bawa Dangana, said the recent legal opinion offered by the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on the leadership crisis rocking the Assembly would end the impasse.
Dangana, who is an aide to Imam Umar, noted that with the legal advice, the purported taking over of the functions of the House by the National Assembly may not hold after all, saying ‘the siege is over’.
According to him, the AGF described the crisis in the Kogi Assembly as an internal problem that would be resolved by the lawmakers, using their internal mechanism rather than external forces.
He called on the warring members to embrace peace and forge a common ground in the interest of their constituencies, stressing that members must put public interest above personal desire for peace to reign.
Dangana stressed the need for legislators to work together in the overall interest of the people, adding that public officers must put the state first in their actions.
It would be recalled that the AGF in a letter addressed to the Inspector- General of Police, Solomon Arase, and dated April 5, had asked the National Assembly to allow the Assembly explore all legal means to solve their face-off.
He equally advised Arase to ensure that public peace and order is maintained.

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