Unprecedented assault on democracy happened this morning in Akwa Ibom State when the state governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel personally led thugs to invade the State House of Assembly in attempt to disrupt proceedings in the House.
However, the attack failed and the assembly continued with the business of the day. In the sitting the house led by Speaker Nse Ntuen suspended the former speaker, Onofiok Luke and other members of the house. In angry reaction, the state government has led thugs to lay siege to the house. There is sporadic shooting around the assembly complex at the time of this report. There is tension everywhere.