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Panic as policemen take over Ekiti Assembly



Armed policemen have taken over the Ekiti State House of Assembly over a rumoured planned invasion by some unidentified thugs.

The security operatives were stationed at strategic locations to prevent the purported invasion and break down of law and order.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Gboyega Aribisogan, emerged as the new Speaker of the assembly yesterday after defeating Olubunmi Adelugba from Emure Ekiti.

The number one legislative seat became vacant following the demise of Speaker Funminiyi Afuye after suffering cardiac arrest.

According to some of the workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, there was an order from the State Police Headquarters that workers should vacate the assembly in the interest of peace.

The workers said they were told that some people were planning to attack the House of Assembly.

However, the newly-elected Speaker of the Assembly, Aribisogan, during a telephone chat with newsmen, said there was no crisis in the assembly.

Aribisogan said “the leadership of the police command in Ekiti informed us this morning that they had verifiable intelligence about some hoodlums coming to attack the assembly complex.

“And to avoid breakdown of law and order, theres need for their presence and they have promised us to conduct investigation into the matter and report to us before the close of work today.

“I want to encourage my colleagues and staff of the Assembly to be patient and bear with us.

“Normalcy will soon return to the house.”


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