Kwara Assembly suspends PDP Lawmaker, Jimoh Agboola, over controversial radio commentary

Kwara Assembly suspends PDP Lawmaker, Jimoh Agboola, over controversial radio commentary

Kwara House of Assembly has suspended a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Ilorin South Constituency, Jimoh Agboola, over his alleged controversial radio commentary, which it said could lead to incitement and chaos.

The motion for his suspension was moved by the House Leader, Abubakar Olawoyin, during Tuesday plenary.

According to Tribune, the House leader while leading the debate on the motion said the Assembly is an institution and not an individual and as such must be respected.

Olawoyin accused Agboola of making a disparaging comment about the House, saying that he called on the masses to stage a protest against the government and the House of Assembly on a radio programme.

He regarded such acts at this period of insecurity as unsafe and could lead to chaos.

The House leader also narrated how Agboola disrespected the House as already trending on social media and urged the Speaker to direct investigation into the matter.

Reacting to his suspension, Agboola said that the suspension would not stand the test of time, adding that he would make his next line of action known soon.

The lawmaker, who said that the House had denied him some of his financial entitlement, further alleged that his entitlements had been diverted to the coffer of the last representative that he replaced.

Another lawmaker representing Isin state constituency, Olumide Awolola Ayokunle said, derogatory language against the House should not be condoned especially when such language is found out to be false.

He urged the House to make proper investigation on the matter before any action could be taken.

In the same vein, Speaker Yakubu Salihu Danladi assured the House of proper investigation and directed the House Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary to conduct an investigation on the matter and reports its finding to the House as soon as possible.

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