“As soon as the thugs descended on the House, they beat up people including the Speaker Hon Amachree and the Majority Leader Chidi Lloyds.Lloyds was so mercilessly beaten up that he had to be hospitalized,” a source said.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi chose to visit the House of Assembly upon hearing about the confusion there.The governor’s decision to visit the house almost turned deadly .According to an eye witness, another lawmaker upon sighting him ,allegedly ordered that the governor be shot .Amaechi escaped narrowly as his “security men gave him cover and whisked him off.”
The eye witness alleged that mayhem today may have been part of the plot to cause confusion today and possibly smuggle in a fake maze and impeach the speaker as a prelude to the impeachment of Amaechi.
But the attempted “coup” failed as the speaker later regained control of the House, in defiance of the orchestrated mayhem. Amachree, our source said, later lampooned the errant lawmakers and commended Governor Amaechi for his peaceful conduct.The speaker urged the Majority leader not to retaliate.
Another eye witness told Newsdiarynline.com, “I saw about 45 thugs and they were armed.Maybe they wanted to cause mayhem and probably cause as state of emergency to be declared.We really don’t know why ,but the speaker seized control of the House and they didn’t succeed in bringing in the fake maze they probably wanted to use for the impeachment .”No tags for this post.