The leadership crisis rocking the Kogi State House of Assembly escalated on today with allegations from camp of the Speaker, Momoh Jimoh Lawal, that Governor Yahaya Bello was behind the shutdown of the House by unknown persons.
Lawal was impeached by a faction of the House on Tuesday.
However, the governor has denied his involvement in the crisis rocking the Assembly.
The Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Governor, Abdulkarim Abdumalik, said he (the governor) has no hand in the Assembly crisis.
He described as spurious allegations by some legislators that the governor was the behind the crisis in the House.
Abdulmalik said, “The crisis in the House of Assembly predates the present administration in the state. It would be recalled that before the advent of the present administration, the assembly crisis assumed a violent dimension when vehicles belonging to the different caucuses in the House were vandalized.”