Unprecedented assault on democracy took place in Akwa Ibom State when the state governor, Udom Emmanuel personally led thugs to invade the State House of Assembly in attempt to disrupt proceedings in the House. However, the attack failed as the assembly continued with the business of the day.
In the sitting the house led by Speaker Nse Ntuen suspended the former speaker, Onofiok Luke and other members of the house but some members of the house who were at the plenary condemned the impunity unleashed by the former speaker, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke last week Monday.
In angry reaction, the state government led thugs to lay siege to the house, leading to a sporadic shooting around the assembly complex tension.
In a motion moved members of lawmakers suspend include : Onofiok Luke, Udo Kerian Akpan, Felicia Bassey, Nse Essien, Lawrence Udofia, Usoro Akpanusoh, Ime Okon, Friday Iwok, Asuquo Archibong, Mark Esset, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Aniekan Uko till further notice.
The house also dissolved all standing committees constituted illegally by the former speaker. Committees to be reconstituted headed by the Honourable Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nse Ntuen and adjourned till Tuesday 4th, December, 2018.