Following the Federal High Court judgement in Abuja, which sacked about 20 Lawmakers from Cross River State who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC, the Cross River State House of Assembly has been sealed by a combined team of heavily armed security men.
According to reports, early Tuesday, the security forces, who are at Hopewadel Avenue; have blocked the entrance of the Eastern Naval command, (Nigeria Navy Ship Victory) NNSV, all through to the gate of the State House of Assembly, and have therefore restricted any form of movement in and out of the State Assembly quarters.
At the time of filing this report, no house member was sighted at work, neither does any of the Assembly staff was allowed entry into the Assembly complex
The Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, while confirming the report to Newsmen, said the essence of the barricade, was to secure government property in adherence to the Abuja Federal High Court judgement, that sacked 20 lawmakers from Cross River State.
“Nothing is happening, we are just protecting government’s property. We are doing that in respect of the pronouncement of the Abuja Federal High Court yesterday.
“So, in order to stabilize the area, some people in a situation like this will agree while some will disagree, and some miscreants may want to invade the place, so we are just ensuring law and order, to stabilize the place, that’s all,” DSP Ugbo said.
The Security Personnel comprising of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Mobile Policemen, Anti-kidnapping and Cultism Squad among others are seen in and outside the assembly