Policemen were on Thursday deployed in strategic areas leading to the Anambra state house of assembly.
The house was expected to resume sitting after its crisis which began on Tuesday over attempt to impeach the speaker, Rita Nmaduagwu.
Workers in Anambra Universal Basic Education Board, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the high court, all within the assembly area were forced by the police to alight from commercial vehicles and walk.
Those in private vehicles were thoroughly screened to establish their identities and destinations while some vehicles were diverted from the area.
|Gov. Willie Obiano and Speaker Rita Nmaduagwu|
Some members of assembly on Tuesday purportedly impeached the speaker and elected Ikem Uzozie as her replacement.
The attempt which was reportedly botched has since split the house into two factions as Mmaduagwu insisted that her removal was invalid.
NAN quoted a source as saying Thursday’s sitting might have been shelved to give room for more consultations and reconciliation among the lawmakers.