The usual Tuesday plenary sitting of the Enugu State House of Assembly failed to hold yesterday in spite of Monday’s assurances by the Speaker, Eugene Odoh, that the lawmakers would meet in the building.
The gates leading to the complex were shut as the entire area was barricaded with five vehicles.
Nobody, including workers of the Assembly, were allowed within five metres of the gates.
The workers gathered on the roadside beside their vehicles, quite on edge and talked in low tones, because strangers suspected to be thugs were in their midsts to confront any legislator who dared them.
However, when a crowd of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP women and youth groups carrying placards and chanting solidarity songs for Governor Sullivan Chime trooped in, the police stepped back and they demonstrated and even addressed the press.
These placard-bearing supporters of the governor who started assembling at Michael Okpara Square from about 7:00am were led by Mr. Albert Eze, the PDP chairman for Uzouwani Local Government Area.
He was there in his capacity as the coordinating chairman of the PDP council chairmen.
The women in their thousands displayed placards which praised Governor Chime and castigated the Hon. Eugene Odoh-led House of Assembly.
In a chat with newsmen, Eze said they were opposed to the feud between the governor and the legislators.
He said the governor should be allowed to complete his remaining three weeks and exit office in peace.
The PDP women leader in the state, Mrs. Oby Nwofor, condemned the impeachment threat on the governor.
She called for support for Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, who was appointed Speaker of the Assembly after the legislators loyal to the governor impeached Odoh.
The demonstrators later marched to the Government House where they were received by the deputy governor.

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