Police Occupy Plateau Assembly Over Planned Comeback Of 16 Sacked PDP Lawmakers

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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There is a strong police presence around the Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday in preparation for the resumption of legislative activities.

According to Politics Nigeria, the Plateau State Police Command has increased security around the venue due to the decision of 16 former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers to resume sitting, despite being dismissed by the Appeal Court.

Heavily armed policemen were deployed to the Old Government House in Jos, the location of the sitting, as early as 5am.

“We are under instructions to screen anyone coming to the venue so as to be sure if you are a staff or hoodlums,” a police source said.

It has been learned that security personnel were deployed as a proactive measure to prevent any invasion of the sitting by hoodlums.

Political observers have expressed concerns about a potential clash between the 16 PDP lawmakers who were removed by the Court of Appeal and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers who were declared winners by the Court of Appeal.

At the time of writing this report, lawmakers had not yet arrived for the plenary.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.