Akpabio, Idongesit Ituen Move To Burn Down Akwa Ibom Assembly Complex
Emerging scenes from the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly have shown that a former member of the Assembly, Idongesit Ituen, who was recently ostracized by the Federal High Court, acting in consonance with his mentor Senator Godswill Akpabio, has mobilized thugs to foment crises, by hindering movement into the state Assembly complex.
They were allegedly armed and wielded dangerous weapons, burn tyres and disrupt regular movement into the Assembly complex.
An eye witness reports that the thugs were heard charging loudly that without Idongesit Ituen, no one else would enter the complex.
Earlier today, the State Chapter of the PDP had issued a statement, based on intelligence report, that there were plans by the APC to use thugs and cause a breach of peace, thereby stalling proceedings at the chambers.
Gov Udom Emmanuel on his part has repeatedly warned politicians against violence, maintaining that nothing short of peace and unity is needed to move Akwa Ibom forward, irrespective of political affiliations or aspirations.
It would be recalled that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Barr. Onofiok Luke, had last week acted in accordance with the judgement of the Federal High Court, which vacated the seat of the former Itu Assemblyman for cross carpeting to another political party without any tangible reason.
Some anti riot policemen who arrived the scene moments ago, were yet to bring the situation under control as at press time.