A report by Daily Trust indicates that the Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday, March 22, took over all routes leading to the premises of Cross River state House of Assembly. Different units of the police including the anti-kidnapping, cultism squad and regular policemen all armed took positions as early as 6am, According to eyewitnesses, the presence of armed securty operatives was seen inside the premises of the Assembly. According to eyewitnesses, the presence of armed securty operatives was seen inside the premises of the Assembly.
It was gathered that some of the policemen were also spotted standing close to Governor Ben Ayade’s office.Their presence followed the Federal High Court ruling on Monday, March 21, sacking 20 lawmakers in the state for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Justice Taiwo Taiwo sacked 18 lawmakers from the state and two in the House of Representatives. Cross River government has appealled to lawmakers over the sack and madeits demands Earlier.
it was gathered that the Cross River state government has approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja seeking a stay of execution against the judgement of a Federal High Court which sacked the speaker of the Cross River state House of Assembly, Eteng Williams, and 17 of his colleagues over their defection from PDP to APC.