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Police Surrounds Edo H’ Assemble to Avert Further Crisis

The impeached Victor Edoror and appointed Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie Speakers in battle for the seat
The impeached Victor Edoror and appointed Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie Speakers in battle for the seat
Following a conflict over who sit on the speaker’s seat last week Wednesday, the Police, Monday barricaded the premises of Edo House of Assembly to avert possible breakdown of law and order.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 10 Hilux patrol vans and an Armoured Personnel Carrier were strategically positioned within and around the state assembly complex.
There were also regular and mobile police operatives positioned at the three entrances to the assembly to prevent access into the complex.
Already, workers of the house of assembly have been prevented by the police from getting to their offices.
The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Abiodun Osifo told NAN that the action was taken to avoid repetition of what happened last Wednesday at the complex.
News of the People reported on Wednesday that 16 members of the assembly removed the erstwhile Speaker of the House, Mr Victor Edoro and replaced him with Mrs Elizabeth Ativie.
It was also reported that some loyalists of Edoro invaded the premises wqhile the two contenders were seen pulling themselves off the seat.
Meanwhile, suspected thugs, loyal to both sides, had after the speaker’s removal, taken over the assembly complex and engaged in a shooting match.

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