Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has threatened to dissolve Doma Local Government Legislative Council, if the crisis rocking it is not put on hold.
The House has also stepped down all suspension actions and impeachment moves taken by both the factional groups on the Chairman of the Council and the factional Speakers as well as Councilors calling for return to status quo just as it directed temporary suspension of legislative sitting of the Council.
Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali made the House position known during a parley with the councilors of the area at the Assembly complex in Lafia today Friday.
Alkali, who is the Deputy Chief Whip of the House said that the crisis being faced by Doma legislative council was unfortunate, uncalled for and must be condemned by all.
According to him, the state assembly will dissolve the legislative council if the councillors failed to tore the path of peace.
” You must embrace peace and tolerate one another in the interest of your legislative duties and for the overall development of your area and the state at large.
He said that no council would achieve meaningful progress and development, if councillors are not in good terms with each other and with the Chairman.
” I have decided to call on you to hear from all of you on the crisis rocking Doma legislative council, with the view of proffering lasting solution.
” As no council or area will enjoy more dividends of democracy, when the legislative or the entire council are in crisis,” he said.
The House also directed that all suspension and counter suspension as well as impeachment issued by the two factions stand dissolved with a call on warring party to go and make peace.
The Chairman also directed them not to have sitting again, pending final resolution on the crisis as they are expected to return next week Thursday for final decision at the State House of Assembly.
Leaders of the two factions welcomed the State Assembly intervention and promised to restore peace in the local government.
The eleven councilors instead of ten are expected to return next week Thursday for final decision of the State House of Assembly.
It would be reported that for more than a month now, Doma Local Government Legislative Council has been on the news following the swearing in of two councilors representing Sarki Dawaki electoral ward side by side as a result of court judgement, impeachments moves on the Speaker as well as the Chairman causing on ending crisis that has tore the council into two factions.
This has resulted to the suspension and counter suspensions of on Executive Chairman of the Local Government and Speaker of the legislative arm, a development that caught the attention of the State House of Assembly.
With this intervention from the House of Assembly, the Council has returned to its normal and initial status as all suspensions and impeachments carried out both on the Chairman and that of the Speaker stands dissolved and has no effect and the legislators shall not hold sitting on till after another directive is giving by the House to that effect.