Just In: Thomas Aruku Breaks Into Pius Ashakia’s Office Forcefully And Takes Possession


The member representing Ogoja State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon Thomas Aruku, has broken into the office of  his colleague and Member representing Obanliku State Constituency, Hon Pius Ashakia.

Hon Aruku who broke into the office is said to have taken possession of the office, room 202 and changed the keys.

Recall that Hon Thomas Aruku got the Court of Appeal judgement which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, to issue certificate of return to him as the duly elected member representing Ogoja State Constituency to replace Hon Rita Ayim.

Aruku was subsequently sworn in by the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon Elvert Ayambem.

A source who pledged anonymity, told TheLumineNews that Hon Thomas Aruku had previously approached Hon Pius Ashakia to swap office on grounds that he is afraid of using the same office that Hon Rita Ayim was using room 203, that was assigned to Ogoja.

When contacted, Hon Pius Ashakia said that he is aware of the swap but that Hon Thomas Aruku was not patient to wait for him to open the door for him.

When asked what necessitated the swap, Hon Ashakia said that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly is in a better position to answer what led to the swap.

As at the time of filing this report, the Speaker is yet to comment on the reason for the swap as the first call to the Speaker’s phone number wad not taken, the second was busied.

Text message and WhatsApp was sent to the Speaker and no response was gotten yet.


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