APC Speaker Nsen Ntuen suspends PDP Speaker Onofiok Luke, 11 others
The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on Tuesday, stormed the state House of Assembly and reportedly disrupted the House sitting of a faction fomenting trouble led by Hon. Nsen Ntuen of the All Progressives Congress [APC].
The Assembly rose in an uproar and split between APC and Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] legislators as two members, Hon. Ntuen and Hon. Onofiok Luke tried to lay claim as legitimate speakers.
Consequently, Governor Emmanuel stormed the complex and reportedly disrupted the sitting by the five APC members.
The faction led by Ntuen, who was purportedly elected Speaker last week, held a session today and claimed to have suspended 11 members, with former speaker Onofiok Luke top of the list.
There are 26 members of the assembly.
Meanwhile, Luke had also convened last week Monday and had suspended Ntuen, along with four other members.
Other members suspended by Ntuen are Udo Kerian Akpan, Felicia Bassey, Nse Essien, Lawrence Udofia, Usoro Akpanusoh, Ime Okon, Friday Iwok, Asuquo Archibong, Mark Esset, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Aniekan Uko till further notice.Ntuen also dissolved all standing committees constituted by the former speaker and adjourned till next week Tuesday 4 December.RELATED POSTS
The PDP on its Twitter handle accused former governor Godswill Akpabio for masterminding the crisis, which caused the transfer of former police commissioner, Bassey Abang.
A new commissioner, Musa Kimo reported for work last week.
The PDP claimed that Ntuen, aided by thugs and the police, stormed the house today to sit.
But the Ntuen group is also accusing the PDP member, Luke of carrying out illegalities, by suspending him and four other members.
On Monday, the new police commissioner Kimo, condemned the crisis rocking the House of Assembly, during a meeting with 20 political parties in the state.
Kimo described the crisis as ‘ugly and worrisome’, according to NAN.
It remains to be seen what Luke’s next move will be before Tuesday
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