Sacked lawmakers shut down Akwa Ibom House of Assembly again

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly is under siege again, as sacked lawmakers returned the complex to with heavily armed policemen and thugs.

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The sacked lawmakers who now have a mace, are set to impeach the speaker, Rt. Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Luke and also suspend some members of the assembly. Vanguard reported that a faction led by Nse Ntuen, a member of the APC, who was purportedly elected Speaker last week held a session and are set to suspend 11 members, with Speaker Onofiok Luke top of the list.

There are 26 members of the assembly and other members to be suspended by the APC faction include; Udo Kerian Akpan, Felicia Bassey, Nse Essien, Lawrence Udofia, Usoro Akpanusoh, Ime Okon, Friday Iwok, Asuquo Archibong, Mark Esset, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Aniekan Uko.

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Eyewitnesses alleged that the sacked lawmakers were reportedly escorted into the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly complex, by men of the Nigerian Police. It was gathered that the lawmakers chased everyone out, manhandled the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Kufre Okon and headed straight to the chambers.

All the doors were shut while the former lawmakers were still inside the chambers for the proceedings.However one of the sacked lawmakers Victor Udofia, denied reports that the aggrieved lawmakers were planning to begin impeachment proceedings against Governor Udom Emmanuel.

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While the PDP on its Twitter handle accused former governor Godswill Akpabio of masterminding the crisis, which caused the transfer of former police commissioner, Bassey Abang, the APC group led by Ntuen accused PDP member, Luke of carrying out illegalities, by suspending him and four other members.

103 Comments

  1. Well I actually hope that what they are up to is not for their selfish interest because if it is that’s wrong

  2. what is really happening in this Akwa Ibom state house of assembly nah. The house is now ONE WEEK ONE TROUBLE,

  3. Political saga the same thing that happened in Benue. They have been impeached they need to take it to court if they wish and not this

  4. Nigeria politicians are not behaving mature.fighting over something that need to settle in a mature way.this is not proper.

  5. politicians you people should continue to accuse each other ,in fact suspend more members that one no concern me.

  6. Do whatsoever that is good for your citizen or people under you before considering yourself. Stop all this behaviours

  7. Why did police escort the sacked law makers escort into house of assembly instead of escorting them out of the house.The governor and house of assembly members should try to resolve this issue .

  8. When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers. Our politicians are busy fight for their interest while the masses are suffering. Please Akwa Ibom law makers should embrace peace for the progress of the state.

  9. What are the main reasons behind this sack action? If is just for polical reasons, the is a selfish reason and as such should be condemned. This is a major challenge for the lawmakers.

  10. We all know this country is ruled by selfish leaders, they are all interested in their own not us, so why will I even have to talk about the cinero that happen in the house of assembly, all I know do what is right to save our future

  11. Always for their own selfish interest…and not for the help of the masses and build up of the country or community…

  12. Nigerians politicians are something else. Fighting like a common Kids on a little matter that needs to be settled amicably. Not even they have the interest of the masses at heart . Just doing it for they selfish purpose

  13. These politicians have started again, why do they always pick up issues against themselves when elections are close by

  14. What the country lack is love and trust
    They believed in violence especially the akwa iboms.how can a law maker who knows what laws stands for do such a thing even accompanied by the police. This is unbelievable

  15. Our leadership has to comedy show. Police escorting sacked leaders against ruling leaders , this is very shameful. They are only interested in what they are getting. Change their salaries to that of a teacher and see if anybody will fight for the seat

  16. 5 against 21 lawmakers. This is gonna be fun to watch. It’s a seasonal movie. It’s gonna take time.

  17. This is becoming more serious, please the problems that brought about sacking those 5lawmakers should be looked into for resolve in other to bring back peace and cooperation in akwa ibom house of assembly

  18. The way Nigerians politicians behaves baffles me a lot, can’t imagine that our leaders are the ones doing this

  19. So desperate! Power is sweet, hence, they dnt want to be left behind…they should play this politics with caution..or else it will lead to bloodshed. A word is enough for the wise.

  20. This 5 lawmakers are behaving like that because of burahi.. They will soon understand that Akwa ibom is not in the North but in the south south.

  21. Politicians always have the means and ways to sort things out themselves…agree with me that politically they have dispute but not friendly dispute so is going to be sorted….

  22. The way Nigerians politicians behaves baffles me a lot, can’t imagine that our leaders are the ones doing this

  23. The clash with of these politicians is for their own benefit and their parties not the people. it’s well

  24. they need to settle this thing amicably, they shouldn’t turn the house of assembly to a drama Theatre field.

  25. This is a serious issue, there is always emnity in politics, that is why it looks as if they don’t progress

  26. They have no interest in the masses . They are only fighting for their pockets.we should just be looking at them.

  27. How can 5 members of the state House of Assembly whose seats were declared vacant some weeks ago be more powerful than the remaining 21 members. Anyway, politic is a game of power.

  28. Nigeria politicians are not behaving mature.fighting over something that need to settle in a mature way.

  29. Why can’t these sacked lawmakers protest peacefully or just find something to do? They should just go and rest.

  30. Politicians and politics. I think they should settle in court. Closing house of assembly is not the best solution and not a good example to the people they lead. They shoul act in a mature way.

  31. When water from the head come spoiled, the following ones will be mess,all on all these politicians for their selfish interest

  32. Honourables having dealings with thugs because a decision is taken that doesn’t favour you.
    This men are retrogressing faster than I thought into something lesser than the apes

  33. Politics is a dirty game..they all think about themselves first before they think about the masses..let justice to whom ever found guilty

  34. Which way is politics going in this country. These are the people governing us and coming in with thugs.

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