Ex-lawmakers Wade Into Nasarawa Assembly Crisis, Call On Splinter Group To Sheath Sword
Association of Former Lawmakers of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has taken steps to join forces in addressing the leadership crisis of the 7th Assembly, expressing interest to work for peace and progress of the state.
Leader of the Association and former Speaker of the House, Musa Ahmed Mohammed stated this during a courtesy visit on the Speaker of the 7th Assembly in Lafia.
Mohammed said the essence of their visit to the Speaker of the 7th Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi was to identify with him over the crisis that engulfed the Nasarawa Assembly and to chart ways of addressing the matter amicably.
He emphasized that as former state lawmakers, they will not fold their arms and watch things deteriorate before intervening, stressed that as far as the former lawmakers were concerned they will help in addressing the issue for the peace, progress of the state.
He maintained that the interest of government must always be considered, hence the desire to take a bold step to resolve the crisis for the interest of peace and good governance in the state legislature, calling on the Ogazi faction of the House to tread the path of peace.
Leader of the Association, who is currently the state Accountant General, also congratulated Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi on his emergence as Speaker of the 7th Assembly, noting that his success was as a result of his quality leadership style as he charged him to continue to make and support laws that have direct bearings on the lives of the people and to maintain cordial work relationship with the executive arm for smooth running of the state.
Responding, the Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi thanked the leadership of the Association of Former Lawmakers for wading in and to congratulate him on his victory as the Speaker of the 7th Assembly.
Balarabe Abdullahi said he was concerned about the chaos that rocked the House, expressing his commitment for amicable resolution.
He appreciated the government and people of the state for standing firm for good governance as he assured his guests of a better and productive 7th Assembly.