Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Momoh Jimoh Lawal, has resigned from the post. Lawal was the arrowhead of the G-15 group of lawmakers. He tendered his letter of resignation to the clerk of the House on Tuesday.
It reads: “We are all aware of the needless pain, the leadership crisis that had engulfed this noble assembly in the past few months caused our constituents and slow the development of our beloved Kigi State.
“I would have preferred to continue with the struggle for the entrenchment of democratic values, but the interest of Kogi State must always come before my personal considerations.
“Today, my resignation as speaker of this House was a difficult decision, but I do believe it is the right thing to do. This I am sure will bring joy to some and anger to others.”