Plateau State House of Assembly Sealed Again by Police, Lawmakers Barred from Legislative Duties

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. In a controversial move, operatives of the Plateau State Police Command sealed the state House of Assembly on Wednesday morning, preventing lawmakers from carrying out their duties.


The assembly had previously been sealed for two months due to the ongoing speakership tussle between former Speaker Ayuba Abok and his successor, Yakubu Sanda.

Brief Unsealing and Subsequent Closure Amid Political Transition

Surprisingly, the assembly was briefly unsealed on Tuesday to allow lawmakers to hold a plenary session, which took place just 24 hours after the inauguration of Caleb Mutfwang as the new governor of the state.

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However, the respite was short-lived as the police once again sealed the assembly complex, obstructing the lawmakers from reconvening for their scheduled plenary session on Wednesday.

Lawmaker Condemns Police Action and Vows to Raise Awareness

Gwottson Fom, the representative of Jos South Constituency, expressed strong condemnation of the police’s actions and voiced his concern over the impediment to the legislative functions of the state lawmakers.

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Fom denounced the sealing of the assembly complex, emphasizing that it was an obstruction to democracy in Plateau State.

He further stated that a press conference would be held to bring international attention to the situation unfolding in the state.


In conclusion, the Plateau State House of Assembly has once again been sealed by the police, preventing lawmakers from carrying out their legislative duties.

The ongoing speakership tussle and the recent political transition in the state have created a contentious environment.

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Lawmakers and their representatives have strongly criticized the police’s actions, highlighting the threat to democracy and vowing to raise awareness about the situation in Plateau State.


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A seasoned and experienced writer who has been writing for many years, with over 25 years experience and special interest in journalistic writeups. Dorcas Funmi has thought many classes and trained many writers. Now retired, she focuses on writing news articles.

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