Gov Udom Disrupts House Siting, 11 Members Suspended

The crisis rocking the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has now taken a new dimension, with Lawmakers now spliting between APC, PDP and two men who claim to be the legitimate speakers.

It was earlier reported that factional Speaker Nse Ntuen, a member of the APC and Others had arrived the chambers early before the time for plenary with plans to impeach governor Udom Emmanuel.

Nse Ntuen, who was purportedly elected Speaker last week held a session and suspended 11 members, with former speaker Onofiok Luke top of the list. There are 26 members of the assembly. Ntuen also dissolved all standing committees constituted illegally by the former speaker and adjourned till next week Tuesday 4 December.

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The governor arrived the venue with members of his cabinet and security details, about 10am which helped the youths to pursue the 5 lawmakers out of the assembly premises. The PDP on its Twitter handle accused former governor Godswill Akpabio for masterminding the crisis, which caused the transfer of former police commissioner, Bassey Abang.

A new commissioner, Musa Kimo reported for work last week. The PDP claimed that Ntuen, aided by thugs and the police, stormed the house today to sit.

On Monday, the new police commissioner Kimo, condemned the crisis rocking the House of Assembly, during a meeting with 20 political parties in the state.

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