Nasarawa Assembly facility is blocked off by police


Following the election of two speakers for the seventh assembly, the police have closed off the Nasarawa House of Assembly Complex in an effort to maintain law and order.

This was said on Wednesday in a statement made in Lafia by DSP Ramhan Nansel, the state PPRO.

According to Nansel, Mr. Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba, the state commissioner of police, issued a command that led to the action.

The members-elect attended two parallel sessions on Tuesday, June 6, which led to the emergence of two separate speakers for the assembly.

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When NGOLATV visited the complex on Wednesday, they saw an unusually high level of security.

An unusual heavy security presence was noticed at the complex when NGOLADITV visited on Wednesday.

Indication of a crisis emerged earlier on Tuesday when the Nasarawa State Government postponed the inauguration of the seventh Assembly, indefinitely.

Mr Ibrahim Musa, the acting Clerk of the House, had said in a statement in Lafia that the postponement was based on security advice to Gov. Abdullahi Sule.

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Musa called on the members-elect and the public to bear with the decision as a new date would be communicated to them in due course.

But a few hours later, the lawmakers reconvened at different venues and elected factional speakers.

It is unclear whether any of the factions had any proclamation from the Governor enabling them to hold the inaugural sitting.

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