The Plateau State Police Command has cordoned off the road leading to the state House of Assembly complex within the Jos metropolis, as confirmed by Alabo Alfred, the spokesman for the command, in a statement to PUNCH Online in Jos on Tuesday. The measure is aimed at preventing any potential breakdown of law and order in the state.

When questioned about the reason for the road blockade and the deployment of personnel to the assembly complex, particularly in connection with the unresolved dispute involving the sacked 16 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers, the police spokesman indicated that a press statement addressing the situation would soon be released.

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At the assembly complex gate along John Samci Road, supporters of both the sacked 16 PDP lawmakers and the yet-to-be-sworn-in APC lawmakers, following the Court of Appeal judgment, gathered. According to Mathew Danladi, one of the PDP supporters, they were present because of concerns that the yet-to-be-sworn-in APC members were attempting to impeach the Speaker.

On the other hand, Barnas Dalyop, a supporter of the APC, defended the Speaker’s decision not to swear in the APC members, citing the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favor of the APC members as the legitimate representatives of their constituencies. Dalyop questioned the Speaker’s refusal to comply with the court’s ruling.


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