Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel is at the risk of being impeached from office if the dangerous trend in the state House of Assembly is not addressed fast enough.

This is the submission of Senator Albert Bassey (PDP, Akwa Ibom) who was obviously dissatisfied by the resolution taken by the Senate on Wednesday about the siege on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

Senator Bassey had recounted to his colleagues that over 1, 500 Police were laying siege at the assembly.

In his (Bassey) narration, the Speaker of the assembly acted on a court order and declared the seats of five members of the assembly after they defected from a political party.

Then 3 out of these members decided to convene plenary, a member presided and impeached the Speaker, forcing the Police to intervene.

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But Bassey urged that the Police vacate the assembly’s premises.

Emmanuel Udom

While speaking in plenary on Thursday, he stressed that the Policemen were still at the complex and there is a possible move to impeach Governor Udom.

He said: “No member of staff, no indigene of the state, and no member of the assembly have been allowed entrance. We have it on good authority that the five members are on the verge of moving into the state house of assembly to impeach the governor.

“I therefore call on my colleagues that what is morally wrong cannot be politically correct. We owe it as a duty to this country to ensure that the right thing gets done. An injury on Akwa Ibom state is an injury to Nigeria. I therefore call on the attention of this senate that the police must be asked to vacate the state house of assembly forthwith - without any further delay.”

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki in his remarks said: “This is very serious matter that we should not trade on a partisan level. It is an action against the law that exist. The police can provide law and order without preventing lawmakers access to the chamber. It is bad for us to allow such happen for police to seal for more than 24 hours. The police should vacate but still provide security.


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