The Nasarawa State chapter of the Labour Party on Saturday called for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis in the State House of Assembly.
According to The PUNCH, the Chairman of the Labour Party in the state, Alexander Ombugu, said the failure of the members-elect of the assembly to resolve the issue amicably, could lead to violence among supporters of the political groups.
He said, “The ongoing leadership crisis at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly is very unfortunate. The 24 members-elect had the opportunity to address issues before the day of the Speakership election but they did not do the needful.
“My appeal on the matter is that they should remember that we do not have any other state apart from Nasarawa State, so they should put aside their differences and settle the matter amicably so that residents of the state can continue to live in peace and unity.”
He urged security agencies to ensure adequate deployment of its personnel across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
It would be recalled that crisis broke out on June 6, 2023, after two Speakers, Hon. Ibrahim Abdullahi and Hon. Daniel Ogazi emerged during the election of a Speaker for the 7th Assembly. Since then, members-elect of the assembly had been divided into two different groups.