Police teargas sacked Plateau PDP lawmakers attempting to resume duties

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Police officers have shot tear gas at the 16 Plateau lawmakers who were sacked by the court of appeal.

The lawmakers, who were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were sacked by the appeal court over a lack of party structure in November 2023.

On Monday, the sacked members of the Plateau house of Assembly announced plans to resume legislative duties today despite the ruling of the court of appeal.

The lawmakers, led by Ishaku Maren who was the majority leader of the assembly before the appeal court judgement, arrived at the Rayfield old government house in Jos, Plateau capital, with their supporters on Tuesday.

However, they were prevented from gaining access into the chamber by the police.

The police and other security operatives have taken over the premises of the government house.