Shootings in Bayelsa Assembly, as irate youths storm complex, aborts sitting, mace removed

Irate youths numbering over hundreds stormed the complex shooting sporadically Today, disrupting the house sitting.

Security personnel, including officers from the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police have taken over the Bayelsa House of Assembly.

Before the deployment of heavy security, sporadic gunshots were heard within the premises of the state legislature.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that shootings began when the Speaker was about to enter the chambers after a heated three hours closed-door meeting with members, the confusion was motivated following the refusal of the speaker, Emmanuel Isenah, to resign as a result of pressure from the PDP leadership in the state.

Those who are insisting that he must step down are hinging it on the need to balance the power sharing formula in the state, because he hails from the same area as the PDP candidate, Douye Diri.

Isenah insists that he remains speaker, while he was allegedly impeached by his colleagues this morning, following his refusal to resign.

It was reported that the mace was removed by unidentified persons as the lawmakers and journalists scamper for safety.


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