The Plateau State House of Assembly is said to have been sealed by security operatives. This was revealed this morning by its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abok Nuhu Ayuba while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise on security situation in Plateau State OBSERVERS TIMES learnt.
The Speaker said: “As I am talking to you now, the Plateau State House of Assembly is under seal by the security, because we spoke the minds of the people.
“They have sent them there that nobody should go to the House. Can you imagine? It shows the executive are no respecters of the law.
“They don’t respect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We have every right as members of the House of Assembly to say whatever we have to say because we have the immunity on the floor of House”.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Information Dan Majang who was also featured in the program expressed surprise claiming ignorant of the development.
But the Hon. Speaker responded thus: “Based on the submission of the Commissioner, that he is not aware of the siege of the House of Assembly, please, the Channels can follow us.
“In the next two hours, we are going there, all the members are going to the House of Assembly and you would see things for yourselves.
“You would see the disobedience of the Constitution of the country”.
The Hon. Speaker maintained that Governor Simon Lalong has not lived up to expectation with regards to handling security matters in the state stressing that if the governor had implemented the 15 motions previously passed by the House, he would have nipped the security issues in the bud and the recent carnage in some parts of the state, particularly in Bassa, Riyom, Jos North and other areas of the state wouldn’t have occurred.
According to the speaker, “We brought the governor to defend the people of Plateau State”.
Hon. Bitrus Kaze, Former federal lawmaker also featured in the program and expressed his dismay over the way and manner Gov. Lalong had handled the security situation in the state stressing that the Peace Building Agency has not equally lived up to expectations.
Recall that in the wake of recent massacre of 36 people in Yelwa Zangam in Jos North by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the Plateau State House of Assembly in its resolution, issued a 21-day ultimatum to Gov Lalong to implement all the motion forwarded to the executive on issues relating to security or the House invokes the necessary provision of the law against the governor.
CAPITAL POST’s visit to the House of Assembly this morning witnessed security presence at the gate of House of Assembly.