Nasarawa Assembly recalls suspended members after 6 months

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has recalled its six members, who were suspended six months ago, over violation of the House rules.

The members were suspended in April 2016, for addressing a press conference, accusing the Assembly of collecting bribe from Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura, to swear in sole administrators of local governments which the aggrieved members described as unconstitutional.

The aggrieved members had staged a protest on the floor of the house, which went violent and earned them the indefinite suspension by the Assembly.

Speaking on the issue at the committee of the whole,  chairman, ad-hoc committee on the suspended members, Hon. Muhammed Akali ( Lafia North), who read the recommendation of the committee, urged members to pardon the affected  members and restore their full entitlements.

He disclosed that though they tendered an apology to the committee, an open one would also be tendered to the House on their return.

However, after reverting to plenary, Hon. Tanko Tunga(Awe South), moved a motion for the return of the member with their full benefits from the day of suspension and it was seconded by Muhammed Alkali (Lafia North).

Commenting on the development, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe commended the Assembly for their decision and urged the recalled members to reunite  with the members freely.