Proceedings have commenced at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly following an earlier setback caused by the invasion of the Assembly by five sacked lawmakers.
Concise News had reported earlier that five recently sacked lawmakers were escorted into the Assembly complex on Tuesday morning by thugs and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) who chased staff out of the complex.
Reacting to the development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called on Nigerians to rise in “condemnation of this heinous crime”, adding that the sacked lawmakers were sponsored by the former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio to invade the assembly.
However, Concise News can report that normalcy has returned to the Assembly. This came after the five lawmakers led by Nse Ntuen, who declared himself speaker, were forced to flee the complex.
The lawmakers, this online news medium gathered, flee the complex on hearing the arrival of the governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel and speaker Luke Onofiok to the assembly.
On resumption of proceedings, the House ordered the immediate redeployment of the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, for purportedly aiding the sacked members of the House to gain entry into the chambers.