JUST IN: Senate Orders Police To Vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly

0
528
senate

JUST IN: Senate Orders Police To Vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly

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

The issue of closure of the State House of Assembly came up for discussion on the floor of the Senate again, when Senator Bassey Akpan revealed that state lawmakers were still unable to access their chambers.

He said, “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.”

Contributing to 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, which saw Senators Bukola Saraki, Ike Ekweremadu, Bala Na’allah, Sam Anyanwu and others contributing, the Senate resolved to “ask that the police vacate the premises and not prevent the legislators to have access to the chambers.”

PUNCH



Contact Editor using editor@skytrendnews.com or call direct 0808 360 9209.

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Becoming Extremely Poor, 40% Of World’s Poorest To Live There And Congo By 2050

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress

READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says

READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International

READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016

READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration

READ ALSO! More Nigerians In Kano, Katsina Now Using Hard Drugs — Group Says

READ ALSO! More Nigerians Dying Hourly From Tuberculosis, 18 Every Hour — WHO

READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar

READ ALSO! Nigeria Couples: Now You Can Know If Your Partner Is Cheating On You; SEE 11 SURE Ways