Akwa Ibom: Attempt by 5 Lawmakers to Impeach Speaker Failed as Gov Emmanuel Storms Assembly

Attempt by five lawmakers whose seats were declared vacant by the leadership of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, to impeach the spesker failed as Governor Udom Emmanuel stormed the Assembly complex with security operatives.

There was report on Tuesday that the five lawmakers met and commenced impeachment proceedings against the state Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The atmosphere, however, became rowdy when the governor arrived at the assembly complex in Uyo.

It was learnt that immediately Emmanuel entered the premises, gunshots were fired by those described by eyewitnesses as security operatives and thugs who were around the premises.

According to the witnesses Mr Nse Ntuen who claimed to be a new speaker had earlier sat with the four other lawmakers.

They were also harassed by security personnel in the assembly premises.

Ntuen’s vehicle was said to have been damaged while he escaped a mob action by some persons believed to be Peoples Democratic Party members.

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