Breaking: Bayelsa Assembly Sitting Disrupted As Dickson Seeks Speaker’s Removal


The stand-off between the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and the House of Assembly speaker, Emmanuel Isenah, worsens on Monday as hoodlums stormed the state’s Assembly complex shooting sporadically.

The shootings began when the Speaker was about to enter the chambers after a heated three hours closed-door meeting with members.

Following the chaos, the mace was said to have  been moved away by the speaker as other lawmakers and journalists scamper for safety.

Before the commencement of the sitting there was tension around the Assembly complex in the build-up as the Speaker was expected to resign or face impeachment in an event he fails to resign.

Meanwhile, Isenah, who was elected on June as the speaker of the state assembly, is under intense pressure from Governor Dickson to resign his position or face impeachment to pave way for a lawmaker from Southern Ijaw local government to take over in order to help his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), win the area.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.


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