Security Operatives Vacate A’Ibom House Of Assembly Premises

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The security operatives, Friday, ended their siege on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly premises.

Recall that all entrances to the complex were barricaded since Wednesday morning by a combined force of Police, Army and Civil Defense, thereby barring even the House of Assembly staff from gaining entrance.

The Assembly had been cordoned off by armed police personnel following a crisis that erupted on Monday.

The Speaker, Onofiok Luke, had declared the seats of five lawmakers who had defected from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), vacant, a situation which later led to alleged thugs disrupting the plenary of the state house.

The police, thereafter, sealed off the complex, denying the lawmakers and staffers of the Assembly access.

But on Wednesday, Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North-East raised the matter during plenary in the Senate and the house ordered Senate Committee on Police Affairs to carry out an investigation into the sealing of the Assembly.

Subsequently, the matter was raised again on Thursday and the Senate ordered the police to immediately vacate the assembly or face six months jail for failing to do so immediately.