Lawmakers who thwarted 2nd term bid of their predecessors secretly visit me to get endorsement – Ekpo

* Ekpo, Akwa Ibom PDP Chairman  ____________________________________   Itoro BASSEY Some lawmakers in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who had allegedly frustrated reelection efforts made by their predecessors are now devising every possible means, including paying secret visits to high ranking political office holders in the state in order to influence their endorsements […]

AKHA, 30 other asseblies defy governors, vote for legislative autonomy

* AKHA Speaker, Onofiok Luke  ____________________________   By William EFFIONG Thirty-one state Houses of assembly in Nigeria voted for autonomy of state legislatures of Nigeria, defying governors in their individual states. In Akwa Ibom, Speaker Onofiok Luke led 12 lawmakers to vote in support of independence for state legislatures against pressure from the state executive. But […]