The leadership of the National Assembly has been called upon to intervene in the crisis rocking the Kogi State House of Assembly, by declaring a state of emergency in the state.                                    
This followed the closure of the assembly after thugs invaded the legislative complex in Lokoja and attacked lawmakers.
Minority leader of the house, Friday Sani Makama, one of those attacked is accusing the state government of sponsoring the crisis.                   
The state house of assembly has elected new speaker to replace Umar Ahmed Imam who resigned Wednesday night. 
He is Mathew Kolawole, member representing Kaba/Bunu state constituency at a special plenary on Thursday, where the replacement was announced. Members praised the former speaker for his leadership qualities. 
Other principal officers of the house sworn in at wednesday ‘s sitting include, Victor Omofaye from Ijumu constituency who was sworn on as the Chief Whip and Balogun Bello from Ajaokuta as the majority leader.