Following the Speakership tussle at the state house of assembly, a group under the aegis of Nasarawa stakeholders Forum, has said the state does not have two speakers but one in the person of Hon. Daniel Oga Ogazi.
Recall that the immediate past speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and Hon. Ogazi, both emerged as speakers from two different gatherings on Tuesday, June 6.
The forum in a press conference on Friday, explained that the process said to have been used to return the former speaker Abdullahi, was faulty, adding that it cannot stand due to the violence it can cause to the politics of Nasarawa State.
Comrade David Manga, the convener of the group said the purported sitting was held outside the Assembly complex without the notice of many members and those that allegedly elected the former speaker are in the minority as they were only 10 in number.
“It is to our utter shock, that the peace in Nasarawa State would be disturbed to the extent that it has now become a laughing stock due to the selfish and unpatriotic tendency of the Governor and a few to individuals to impose their wish on the people.
“You are all aware of what led to the current impasse at the State House of Assembly, but it bears restating that it is due to the intrusion by forces outside the Assembly, who want to thwart the collective wish of the 24 member strong House to impose their stooges to leadership positions in the Assembly.
Manga advised Abdullahi and his fellows to see the handwriting on the wall and give up their claims of electing him as speaker since it has never happened and lacks legitimacy to stand.
“The election of Ogazi having met the requirements for convening a sitting for members of the House is the only one that be accorded due recognition.
” Upholding the election of Ogazi is the right and proper thing to do since he was elected by majority of the members and the election held at right place, which is in the Chamber of the state Assembly.
” We enjoin Governor Abdullahi Sule to as a democrat, recognise and extend his hand of fellowship to the new speaker, Hon. Daniel Ogah Ogazi so the House can resume sitting in earnest and make laws for the betterment of our people.
The forum also called on the security agencies to stay clear of the state House of Assembly and stick to their responsibility of providing security for the people of Nasarawa State instead of been partisans in the matter.