For Dumping APC! Kogi Assembly Declares Ex-Speaker’s Seat Vacant
The Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday declared the seat of the immediate past Speaker, Umar Ahmed Imam, vacant following his recent defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Nigerian Guardian reports that the decision was taken at the assembly’s seating presided over by the Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole.
On July 22, Imam had announced his defection in Lokoja, alleging that he was shut out of APC and never recognized as a party member much more of a leader down to his own ward.
Imam, who will be contesting under the SDP for the August 11th by-election to fill the vacant seat of the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency, said he waited for several months, hoping that the APC leadership would encourage participation of every party members in its affairs but rather the division and crisis continued.