Tension in Akwa Ibom as five lawmakers shut Assembly, move to impeach governor

There were gunshots and pandemonium in the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Uyo on Tuesday, as five of the lawmakers whose seats were earlier declared vacant met and commenced impeachment proceedings against the state Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The atmosphere, however, became rowdy when the governor arrived at the assembly complex at Udo Udoma Avenue.

According to the witnesses the newly acclaimed speaker, Mr Nse Ntuen, who had earlier sat with the four other lawmakers, was 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.

News Reporter

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