Nigerian Police Force personnel have disrupted the Cross River State House of Assembly.
Security agency agents turned back assembly personnel on Tuesday, telling them not to loiter around the complex.
According to eyewitnesses, Nigerian police officers took control of the assemblage as early as 6 a.m.
The anti-kidnapping and cultism team, as well as normal police officers, are stationed at the state house of assembly.
This comes after Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja fired 18 members of the state House of Assembly and two members of the House of Representatives for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Meanwhile, the Cross River State government has approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the sacking of 20 lawmakers for dumping the PDP for the APC.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade, Christian Ita, in a statement said the government is seeking a stay of execution against the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
He further stated that a motion on stay of execution has also been filed at the Federal High Court, even as he urged the lawmakers at the State House of Assembly and those at the National Assembly to go about their duties freely.
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