Strange :Kogi State House of Assembly begin strike action, boycott plenary sessions 

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By  Ameer Obansa, Lokoja
The members of the kogi state House of  Assembly may have begun strike action by  boycotting plenary sessions to press home their demand of unpaid allowances and constituency project funds.

Findings revealed that the members who resumed on Tuesday from a two weeks recess were said to have expressed their anger against Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello whom they claimed is treating them with disdain over issues that concern their welfare .

It was reliably gathered that most of the legislators including the members loyal to the Governor staged a walk out of the Executive session on Tuesday and promised not to turn up for plenary to register their displeasure with the Governor,whom they claimed reneged on the modalities to pay up their arrears on salaries and allowances including constituency project funds.

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According to one of the members who don’t want his name in print  said they have to take their destinies in their  hands  as the Governor was not disposed to their plight.

He alleged that the governor had  in a meeting with the members agreed to defray the liabilities whenever the expected Paris Refund is paid to the state,  adding that even when  the money was paid to the state a month ago , the Governor did not deemed fit to pay them the money.

The source further  stated that the  government only paid seventy five (75%) of their constituency allowance in 2017 while they have not received one kobo for the 2018 the situation they claimed  is  making them to look foolish before the electorate in the 2019 elections.

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They vowed not to resume  sitting until the government pay up their arrears  and statutory allowances even as the  pleas  from the Speaker Matthew Kolawole  could not sway their stand.

They blamed  their predicament on the activities of some of the  members who  despite being in the comfortable majority dumped the PDP for the APC which the Governor used as weaklings  to treat them the way he wants.




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