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Police cordon off Cross River Assembly over plot eject impeached speaker

Police cordon off Cross River Assembly over plot eject impeached speaker

The Cross River State police command has cordoned off the state house of assembly complex to prevent violence following reports on Wednesday about the impeachment of Elvert Anyambem, speaker of the assembly by 17 members of the assembly.

Police Public Relations Officer Irene Ugbo confirmed this to our correspondent in Calabar.

She said the decision of the police authority is to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile the 17 lawmakers had removed the Speaker yesterday but his press Secretary Matthew Okache insisted that the speaker remains the speaker as there’s no vacancy .

The 17 lawmakers as at yesterday had not been able to name a new speakers saying we are waiting for the Governor Bassey Edet Otu.

Unconfirmed reports say the speaker Hon. Ayambem has been impeached by some members of the house.

Ayambem was reportedly impeached in the early hours of Wednesday by his colleagues over alleged gross misconduct and administrative high handedness and the maze was taken away following a fracas among members..

Over 20 members reportedly signed up for his impeachment and members are presently meeting outside the assembly to elect a new speaker.