APC Lauds Security Agencies For Stopping Assembly Invasion By Sacked Plateau Lawmakers

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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday 23 January 2024 commended the security agencies for averting a possible breakdown of law and order in the Plateau Assembly crisis.

Recall that 16 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Plateau Assembly who were sacked by the Court of Appeal threatened to disrupt the day’s sitting which prompted the APC state chapter to raise the alarm for security agencies to intervene.

Accordingly security agencies swing into action to prevent the disruption of the sitting.

In a statement in Jos, the APC state Publicity Secretary Hon. Sylvanus Namang, said the party expressed its gratitude to its teaming supporters over their maturity and urged them to remain calm.

Namang stated: “The All Progressives Congress, Plateau State Chapter has commended security agencies in the state for averting a total breakdown of law and order at the resumed sitting of the Plateau State House of Assembly today 23rd  January, 2023.

“Living to its threat of gatecrashing into the House of Assembly to resume sitting as members, the  former members of the House of Assembly who were sacked by the Court of Appeal, trooped to the House of Assembly temporary location at Old Government House with hundreds of their unruly and gullible supporters.

“The police and other arms of security agencies in the state, exercised maximum restraint and  professionalism by preventing them from having access to the premises of the sitting.

“Making a caricature of themselves, the 16 former PDP lawmakers had their empty threat collapsed like a pack of cards as the law enforcement agencies demonstrated maturity in handling the issue.

“The APC in Plateau State which has always believed in the rule of law and peace, urges the eight members , seven APC and one YPP who sat today to hasten the process of swearing in the 16 members of the House – 15 APC and  one Labour Party – in order for the House to have full compliment of its 24 membership for conduct of seamless legislative duties.

“At this juncture, we wish to specifically commend the Honourable Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kudangbena Dewan, for his steadfastness in standing by the rule of law and due process.

“To the 16 Members who have exercised great patience in the face of all provocations, we salute and commend them for exhibiting maturity and due diligence towards the peace, security and good governance of the State. They are, indeed truly honourable men who deserve praise by true democrats.

“The APC expresses gratitude to its supporters across the state over their maturity and understanding on this logjam in spite of all provocation and intimidation by the lawless and irritant PDP horde of members and supporters.

“It urges them to remain calm and patient as the 16 members who have their certificates of return which are irrevocable and irreversible victories would be sworn -in in no distant time.” 

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