The Assembly staff have been asked to stay at home following the humiliation of the pay master, Sina Makanjuola, by the 13 lawmakers who sacked the principal officers of the assembly. Reports had it that the bloody clash between the protesters and the policemen last week informed the sealing of the assembly. The IGP was equally said to have been irked by the attack on Governor Olusegun Mimiko by the protesters. Police image maker, Femi Joseph could not be reached for comment but one of his aides confirmed that the directive was “from above.” The factional Speaker Malachi Coker confirmed that the directive to seal off the assembly came from the police chief. Coker said the police on the order of the Inspector General of Police had sealed the Assembly over its leadership crisis.
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“On Friday, Feb, 3, the police brought a warrant that the Assembly should be locked indefinitely. “We hope the police will not be biased in their actions by allowing the impeached Speaker’s faction to have access to the complex,” he said. Meantime, the deputy governor-elect, Agboola Ajayi, yesterday dissociated the All Progressives Congress, APC from the crisis in the assembly Ajayi said what happened was purely legislative matter that was bound to happen in a democracy. Source: Vanguard
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