Plateau State Police Deploy Tear Gas Against Ousted PDP Lawmakers Attempting to Resume Legislative Duties

Tear Gas Confrontation: Police Disrupt Ousted PDP Lawmakers’ Attempt to Resume Duties

In a dramatic turn of events, members of the Plateau State House of Assembly affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faced tear gas deployed by armed police officers on Tuesday.

This incident unfolded following the Court of Appeal’s decision to oust the 16 lawmakers.

Court of Appeal Ruling: PDP Legislators Removed from Office

The Court of Appeal’s decision removed the 16 PDP lawmakers from their positions, setting the stage for a contentious series of events. The legislators, undeterred by the court’s ruling, vowed to resume legislative duties.

Planned Resumption: Legislators Gather at Rayfield Old Government House

Earlier on Tuesday morning, the ousted lawmakers and their supporters convened at the Rayfield Old Government House in Jos, intending to resume plenary. However, their plans were met with resistance.

Police Take Control: Security Personnel Bar Entry to Assembly Chambers

As preparations for the legislative session unfolded, the police, alongside other security personnel, took control of the Government House premises.

Their presence barred the dismissed lawmakers from entering the House of Assembly chambers, signaling a clear attempt to prevent the resumption.

Unyielding Legislators: Refusal to Leave Despite Police Presence

Despite the heavy police presence and efforts to obstruct their entry, the PDP legislators remained steadfast, refusing to vacate the Government House premises.

The confrontation between the ousted lawmakers and the armed police escalated, leading to the deployment of tear gas.

Ongoing Developments: Further Information Yet to Be Disclosed

As the situation unfolded, further information regarding the tear gas incident and the confrontation between the ousted lawmakers and the police is expected to be provided later.

The events underscore the heightened tensions surrounding the political landscape in Plateau State.

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