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Thursday, November 22, 2018


....describe ousted members' acts as criminal 

Culled from Ibom Diary

In the wake of dramas from the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly,  members of the House have come out to reiterate that Onofiok Luke remains the legitimate and the only recognized speaker of the 6th Assembly describing any parallel impostor as a joke to be taken lightly.

The members gave their position after there was wide  spread circulation of reports in the social media that members of the State Assembly pledged their loyalty to the self acclaimed Speaker Hon. Nse Ntuen who according to the legitimate members of the House was elected in what could be described as a comic drama.

Our reporter after painstakingly getting in touch with Assembly members like Barr. Aniefiok Dennis, Otobong Jonathan, Usoro Akpanuso, Barr Ime Okon, Felicia Bassey, Rt Hon. Udo Kierian and many others, observed that the actions of Nse Ntuen and his cohorts was described as scornful and laughable and one capable of breaching the peace in the state. 

The members further cautioned Nse Ntuen and the other members who lost their seats earlier in the week to desist from such unpalatable act since they were the torchbearers for the future generation. 

In the midst of this, our reporter caught up with one Ikpaeto Clement from Ikot Utin in Essien Udim who condemned the actions of the ousted lawmakers describing that of Nse Ntuen as sheer impersonation which is criminal and punishable by law. 

Clement who happens to be from Nse Ntuen's constituency expressed dismay how a legislator with no bill or motion to his name after three years in the legislature can ever dream being of being being a Speaker citing another loophole when he cancelled his constituency briefing citing that the briefing and empowerment programme of Senator Akpabio had taken care of his. 

"where will Nse Ntuen get the experience and capacity from?  How will he lead the House and what attributes will he motivate his colleagues with?  Clement questioned.

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has been in the news lately after the Speaker duly followed a court ruling to declare the seats of four House members vacant and in a counter action the ousted assembly members sneaked their way into the chamber to elect a new speaker for themselves an act which has been widely condemned across the country.

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