By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly held plenary, Thursday, behind closed doors, amidst tight security as journalists were not allowed into the complex.
The complex was closed as only staff and the House Members were allowed by the Nigeria Police into the complex who had cordoned off the House complex.
Rt. Hon. Uzoezie Ikemefuna Raph, Speaker of the House who addressed press men at the gate of the complex after the plenary condemned the actions of the Nigeria Police and described his Assembly as press friendly.
According to Uzoezie, “We just concluded our plenary and everything went well. The mace was there including the staff. It is quite unfortunate that the press was not allowed by the security men. We condemn this action by the police because we are press friendly. We promise that in our next sitting next week, we will make sure that the press is allowed to cover the plenary”.
“I must commend Ndi-Anambra for their solidarity and we promise that we will continue to do what we are elected to do”.
“I commend the Governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano, who just came back from Paris with the President of the country for his achievements and how he has been piloting the affairs of the state and we promise to collaborate with him to make sure that the dividends of democracy is achieved.