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Plot to unseat Aliyu: Police chase lawmakers out of Assembly



The drama at the Niger State House of Assembly continued on Wednesday, with the police this time having the upper hand, chasing the newly elected Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Isah Kawu, and 20 other members out of the Assembly complex.

The police and other security agents thereafter locked up the gate firing tear gas canisters in the complex to discourage any entry.

It was learnt that the police action was informed by fears that the new Speaker along with the 20 lawmakers had perfected plans to begin impeachment procedure against Governor Babangida Aliyu on allegation that he had failed to carry members of the Assembly along in the governance of the state and other acts of misconduct.

It was gathered that about 300 armed policemen and other security agents were deployed in the Assembly to ensure that the legislators could not conduct plenary for the day.

Meanwhile, the embattled Speaker, Mr. Adamu Usman, who was reportedly impeached on Tuesday, insisted that the new leadership was illegal

“What they did is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect. We are still the leaders of the House. I am happy they did not accuse any of us of financial mismanagement,” he said.

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  1. Apachee zooma

    May 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

    No dulling! Naija is, indeed, an action movie. Just imagine the guys in khaki chasjng after some polithievans, with agbada of all shades fluttering in the winds.

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