Security Agencies Take Over Cross River State Assembly Amid Speaker's Impeachment Proceedings

Security Agencies Take Control of Cross River State Assembly After Speaker's Impeachment

In a dramatic turn of events, officials from the Department of State Services (DSS), the Dragon Squad, and the Nigeria Police Force have assumed control of the Cross River State Assembly complex. This action comes in the wake of the impeachment of the Assembly Speaker, Elvert Anyambem.

The impeachment of Anyambem, according to sources, was due to allegations of gross misconduct and financial misappropriation.

Reports indicate that discontent with the speaker’s leadership had been brewing for several months among assembly members. Issues surrounding his conduct and the assembly’s operations prompted over 20 members to sign up for his impeachment as of Tuesday.

Effiong Ekarika, the representative of Calabar South 1, initiated the motion for Anyambem’s removal on the floor of the House, which was seconded by Charles Omang.

Following the successful impeachment, members reportedly took possession of the mace, symbolizing the authority of the House.

Further details on this developing situation will be provided as they emerge. Stay tuned for updates.

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