Some 1000 soldiers and policemen have sealed the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja and physically prevented the Speaker of the House from entering.
The Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal arrived the National Assembly today with a view to preside over the sitting of the House but fierce looking troops posted the stopped him at the gate. A melee has ensued as a result.
Mr. Tambuwal, President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling People’s Democratic Party are at loggerheads over the Speaker’s decision to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC) a few weeks ago.
Immediately he joined the APC his personal security guards were withdrawn on the orders of the President.
Tear gas all over NASS premises. Members looking for water to ameliorate. NASS staff shouting 'no more police. Tambuwal must stay.'— Imam Imam (@imamdimam) November 20, 2014