Police Seal Off House of Assembly in Northern State, Give Reason for Action

Police Seal Off House of Assembly in Northern State, Give Reason for Action

  • The police have sealed off the Nasarawa state House of Assembly complex to avert a breakdown of law and order
  • The police spokesperson in Nasarawa, DSP Ramhan Nansel, gave this update in a statement on Wednesday, June 7
  • Nansel disclosed that police commissioner, Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba, ordered the closure of the House of Assembly

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Lafia, Nasarawa state - The police in Nasarawa have sealed off the House of Assembly complex in the state.

The police said they decided to take that step to avert a breakdown of law and order, The Punch reported.

Nasarawa state, Nasarawa House of Assembly
Police operatives sealed off the Nasarawa House of Assembly complex following the election of two speakers for the 7th assembly. Photo credit: Muhammadu Tukur Bashir
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The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has been engulfed in a leadership crisis after two speakers emerged to lead the 7th parliament, The Cable also reported.

Nasarawa Assembly: 'CP directed closure', police image-maker says

Speaking on why police had to seal off the assembly complex, Ramhan Nansel, the state police public relations officer, said in a statement released on Wednesday, June 7, that the action was due to a directive by the state commissioner of police, Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba.

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Nansel also said that the commissioner gave the directive after consultation with other security agencies in the state, Radio Nigeria reported.

Two lawmakers claim speakership

Legit.ng had reported about how Ibrahim Balarabe and Daniel Ogazi, both members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and from the western zone of the state, claimed they were the rightful speaker of the Nasarawa House of Assembly.

Tuesday, June 6, was scheduled for the inauguration of the 7th assembly and election of speaker and deputy speaker, but the clerk announced a postponement citing security concerns.

Witness claims authentic result shows Labour Party, Obi did not Win Nasarawa

In another report, Ibrahim Hamza, a witness to Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), on Monday, June 5, said it “was impossible” for Peter Obi to win Nasarawa state.

Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), triumphed in Nasarawa, Lagos, and nine other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during the February election.

Legit.ng reported that Hamza told the presidential election tribunal that the result sheet for the poll in Nasarawa was altered after he had signed the document.

Source: Legit.ng

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