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BREAKING: Heavy security at Plateau Assembly as 16 sacked PDP lawmakers vow to resume sitting

There is heavy police presence around the Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday ahead of resumption of legislative activities.

Politics Nigeria reports that the Plateau State Police Command has beefed up security around the venue following the decision of the 16 former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers to resume sitting despite their sack by the Appeal Court. 

The heavily armed policemen were deployed to Old Government House, Jos, venue of the sitting as early as 5am. 

“We are under instructions to screen anyone coming to the venue so as to be sure if you are a staff or hoodlums,” a police source said.

It was learnt the security personnel were deployed as a proactive measure against any invasion of the sitting by hoodlums.

Political watchers have expressed concerns about a likely clash between the 16 PDP lawmakers sacked by the Court of Appeal and All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers declared winner by Court of Appeal. 

Lawmakers we’re yet to arrive for plenary as at the time of writing this report.

More to follow…

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  1. THE NATION’S JUDICIARY NEEDS URGENT REFORMS IF DEMOCRACY IS DESIRABLE.WE HAVE SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY OF ITS INTERPRETATION OF JUSTICES TO MEAN PERVERTION OF JUSTICES.IN A NATION WHERE CORRUPTIONS ARE BEING CELEBRATED .DO NIGERIA AS A COUNTRY HAVE FUTURE?THE FORTRES OF FACTS REMAIN THAT WE REFUSED TO SEE CORRUPTIONS AS ANTI- UNITY, ANTI-PROGRESS AND WELL ANTI-HUMANE.THE CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERIMENTS SINCE 1999 SEEMS NOT MOVING RIGHTLY . AND AGAIN WHAT ARE THE,PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF “LEGISLATURE? IF AFTER 25 YEARS WE FAILED TO HAVE”INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY,INDEPENDENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS WELL THE LEGISLTURES” I HAVE TO ASK WHAT TYPE,OF DEMOCRACY ARE WE? IT’S EVEN SO SAD THAT WE’RE LIKE THIS WHEN WE WERE LOOKING FOR FREEDOM .THE RESTUCTURING OF NIGERIA DONT MEAN OTHERWISE BUT TO FOSTER UNITY.IT WILL REMOVE SECTIONALIM.WE CAN NOT GROW UNDER PRESENT TREND OF EVENTS WHERE THERE’S NO SOUND ‘FISCAL POLICY’ COUPLED WITH WEAK INSTITUTIONS.EVERY GOVERNMENT SEEMS NOT BOTHER ABOUT OUR “CURRENCY VALUE” AS IT AFFECTS THE NATION.

  2. The appeal court judgments sacking all PDP members at the State House Assembly was deliberate to create crisis on the Plateau and for four years, Plateau may not know or have peace especially the Governor’s tribe.

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