Return of the police to secure Plateau Assembly

The PUNCH reports that for about two months, the Plateau State House of Assembly was under lock and key at the instance of the police high command whose personnel daily manned the Assembly complex.Continue Reading>>>

Just 24 hours after Caleb Mutfwang succeeded Simon Lalong as the new governor of the state, the lawmakers were finally able to hold a plenary meeting last Tuesday after the Complex had been sealed off by the police for about two months.

In the meantime, the police explained that they had locked down the Complex in order to prevent a breakdown of law and order following the Assembly’s ongoing leadership crisis.Continue Reading>>>

Ayuba Abok, who represents Jos East Constituency, and Yakubu Sanda, who represents Pengana Constituency, had been involved in a court dispute about who should be the Assembly Speaker.

 

Alabo Alfred, the state Police Command’s spokesman, stated when asked about the most recent blockage of the Assembly compound shortly after Tuesday’s session, “The police will not be drawn into the politics of the state. We are upholding law and order at the state Assembly complex as per our obligation to do so.

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