There was bedlam at the Edo State House of Assembly, on Thursday, in downtown Benin over the alleged planned invasion of the complex by some persons.
A detachment of armed policemen blocked the gate of the sprawling complex and other strategic areas of the Assembly complex resulting in a vehicular hold-up.
There was a rumour that the policemen were from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad deployed from Abuja on the orders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly chased away policemen guarding the Assembly Complex, which is currently undergoing renovation, in an effort to forcefully take over the assembly and inaugurate the other 14 members who refused to resume duty since June 17 last year when Governor Godwin Obaseki issued a proclamation.
Speaker Frank Okiye told journalists that he and six of his colleagues in 24 members House relocated to the old exco chamber in Government House, Benin for plenary as the complex is currently under renovation.
“With what we have seen, the information we heard yesterday is true but I can assure you that we have the capacity to defend our state according to the law