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All Nigeria’s Latest News reports that the police have closed down the Ekiti State House of Assembly complex, just 24 hours after the election of a new speaker.

Sunday Abutu, Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, informed Channels Television that the closure is linked to an intelligence report suggesting a potential attack on the hallowed chamber by criminal elements.

Abutu, unable to confirm if the development is related to the election of a new speaker on Tuesday, mentioned that the police are investigating the source of the threat to peace at the state legislature.

Police and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were observed at strategic locations around the Assembly complex. Staff members of the Assembly were also seen leaving their offices and heading to their respective homes.

An anonymous lawmaker explained that the development is believed to be connected to information in the possession of the police. The lawmaker insisted that there was no crisis following the election of the new speaker.

The House elected Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan as the new speaker on Tuesday with 15 votes, surpassing the 10 votes received by Mrs. Olubunmi Adelugba. The election aimed to fill the vacuum left by the passing of former speaker Funminiyi Afuye, who died on October 19 after suffering cardiac arrest.

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