Kogi: Parties give Wada 48 hours to vacate office

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Captain Wada Idris

Some political parties in Kogi State have given Captain Idris Wada 48 hours to vacate office as governor with a threat that they will occupy Luggard House if he fails to follow their advice.

Those who made the position known yesterday at a media briefing held in Abuja were Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) State Chairman Alhaji Haddy Ametuo and National Transformation Party (NTP) State Chairman Tijani Ramat Momoh. Others parties represented were the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD), Alliance for Democracy (AD), Action Alliance (AA), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH), Hope Democratic Party (HDP) African Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), and  New Democrats (ND).

The parties said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had not only disobeyed the Supreme Court ruling by swearing in Wada, but also the Nigerian Constitution which the Attorney General of the Federatio

n and Minister of Justice Mohammed Adoke is trying to protect when he said the Speaker should be sworn in as Acting Governor.

They called for the conduct of fresh governorship election in Kogi State, wondering why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had to conduct an election when it is still in court challenging the legality of the tenure of some governors.

They also called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to punish the President of the Customary Court of Appeal who swore in Wada in contravention of the provisions of the Constitution.

State ACN Chairman Ameturo condemned INEC for ordering that Wada should be sworn in, saying that INEC Chairman Prof.Attahiru Jega caused the problem because he acted as an agent of the PDP.

“There is no governor in Kogi State because the Supreme Court judgment has said it. The INEC boss caused this problem. We are calling on him (Jega) to vacate that seat. But before he does that, he should reverse his order that Wada be sworn in.”

NTP State Chairman Ramat Momoh said: “The provision of the law is very clear; we might be forced to occupy Luggard House.” Former rep Dino Melaye, who spoke on behalf of political stakeholders from Kogi State, said they will use all lawful means to ensure that the PDP did not stamp the face of the law as it happened in other states.

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