A heavy presence of security officials, especially members of the Nigerian Police Force was on Sunday sighted at the entrance of Abia State House of Assembly as lawmakers resume plenary this week, ABN TV reports.
Our correspondent upon visit at the Assembly complex on Sunday evening noticed several armored personnel carrier (APC) and stern-looking security officials were mounted in unusual numbers.
When contacted by ABN TV on what led to the heavy security presence, the PPRO of Abia State Command, CSP Geoffrey Ogbonna said he was not aware of the security drafting.
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Recall that the Assembly had been embroiled in a leadership crisis in recent times following the purported impeachment of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.
The Speaker in reaction announced the suspension and removal from office of his Deputy, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu, and 8 other lawmakers who had a hand in the purported impeachment.
Both the Speaker and his deputy have insisted that they remain in office.
This is coming less than three weeks to the end of the 7th National Assembly.
More details later…