Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday ordered the police to vacate the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as well as cease denying legislators access to their chambers.

The Senate made this known after Senator Bassey Akpan, again, revealed that state lawmakers were still unable to gain access into their chambers.

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“Security agents are still there. No legislator has been allowed in or out. We owe the people of Akwa Ibom this responsibility. It is not right. An injury to Akwa Ibom State is an injury to Nigeria,” Akpan said.

Also speaking on the issue, Senator Ahmad Kaita said: “If the police vacate the premises, the legislators will go in there with their supporters and create fracas. The police are only there to promote peace. Let us, as a Senate, verify the facts of this issue before taking any action.”

At the end of the debate, the Senate resolved to “ask that the police vacate the premises and not prevent the legislators to have access to the chambers.”