War In Akwa Ibom State Assembly As Plot To Impeach Governor Deepens
Pandemonium and confusion inundated the resumed sitting of the of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, on Tuesday, as five sacked lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met and commenced impeachment proceedings against the state Governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
The five lawmakers were the ones whose seats were recently declared vacant by the speaker of the House, Mr. Onofiok Luke.
1. BREAKING: Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly under siege again.
The former members of the State House of Assembly are back to the Assembly complex this morning. with heavily armed @PoliceNg & thugs.
We call on all Nigerians to rise in condemnation of this heinous crime pic.twitter.com/wyGnUFEnIP
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) November 27, 2018
It was gathered that they arrived early at the assembly complex with thugs and heavily armed policemen and with a mace to commence the impeachment of the governor.
BREAKING: Presidency to spend N5billion to impeach Akwa Ibom State Speaker. IG of Police to be instructed to escort 5 APC members to the STHA in order to forcefully achieve this tomorrow. Goal is also to impeach Gov.
5 is now greater than 20.
We say no to impunity.
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) November 26, 2018
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) November 27, 2018
They chased everyone out, manhandled the press secretary to the speaker, Kufre Okon and headed straight to the chambers.
Happening right now in Uyo just outside the Akwa Ibom State house of assembly.
It’s just minutes after five APC members of the AKHA invaded the house and sat for plenary but reportedly escaped upon arrival of Speaker Onofiok Luke and other PDP members.#Uyo #Politics pic.twitter.com/a5zbdm3Y7n
— Mr Dependable (@mightygeorgeng) November 27, 2018
It was also learnt that there was serious gunfire by security men as the youths try to pursue Nse Ntuen, the factional Speaker and other four out of the chambers and assembly premises.
The governor, however, arrived the venue with members of his cabinet and security details, about 10am, and the 5 lawmakers were chased out of the assembly premises.