By Adewale Kehinde – Lokoja
There are strong indications that one of the members of the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, Mr. Funsho Olorunfemi Emmanuel might lose his plum job with the Electoral Commission if the petition before the Kogi State House of Assembly is anything to go by.
The House Committee Chairman on Public Petition and Human Rights, Hon. Musa Attacjachi presented a petition submitted by one Adebayo Johnson to the Kogi State House of Assembly to look into the unwholesome activities of Mr. Funsho Olorunfemi in recent times.
According to him, it has been observed recently that an officer who should be apolitical is seen attending political programs which negate the doctrine of the law that established the commission.
He said it has become imperative for them to act to save the commission and indeed the entire state from being ridiculed in the eyes of the public due to his unethical behavior.
He called on the Kogi State House of Assembly to as a matter of urgency carry out a thorough investigation to ascertain their claims.
Ruling on the petition, the speaker, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole said it would have been good if he was aware of the petition before it was presented on the floor.
He referred the petition to the joint committees on Public Petition and Human Right, Justice and legal matters, urging them to reports their findings back to the house in two weeks.