Just In: Tension as Ekiti Assembly Holds Plenary Amid Tight Security, Top Agenda Revealed

Just In: Tension as Ekiti Assembly Holds Plenary Amid Tight Security, Top Agenda Revealed

  • The atmosphere is tense at the moment as members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly are currently holding a plenary session amidst tight security
  • According to reports, armed policemen have taken over the assembly complex, and have barred both journalists and workers from gaining entry
  • Interestingly, some political loyalists were also seen in groups around the complex as the tussle for the next speaker gets hotter by the day

On Monday, November 20, a cross-section of members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly is currently holding a plenary session amidst tight security.

The assembly complex is surrounded by armed policemen who reportedly barred both journalists and workers from gaining entry, The Punch reported.

Ekiti State House of Assembly, Biodun Oyebanji, police
Earlier, Ekiti Assembly holds a valedictory session for Late Speaker, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye. Photo credit: Ekiti State House of Assembly
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It was gathered that the sitting was in connection with the leadership tussle rocking the House.

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The exact number of lawmakers at the closed-door plenary could not be ascertained.

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According to The Nation, it was learnt that the attempted attack took place around 4 am when the assailants were reported to have jumped the fence and made efforts to bring down the complex.

There has been a crisis in the Ekiti state house of assembly since the emergence of the minority leader, Gboyega Aribisogan, as the speaker of the house, to replace Funmilayo Afuye, who died last month, on October 19.

Source: Legit.ng

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