Reports indicate that a former member of the Assembly, who was recently ostracized by the Federal High Court, Idongesit Ituen, acting in consonance with his mentor Senator Godswill Akpabio, has mobilized thugs to foment crises, by hindering movement into the state assembly complex.
They are allegedly armed and are wielding dangerous weapons they burn tyres and disrupt regular movement into the assembly complex.
The thugs were heard charging loudly that without Idongesit Ituen, no one else can enter the complex.
It was gathered that the House decided to sit today due to the public holiday declared by the federal government tomorrow.
Earlier today, the State Chapter of the PDP had issued a statement, based on intelligence report, that there were plans by the APC to use thugs and cause a breach of peace, thereby stalling proceedings at the chambers.
Ituen, who defected to the All Progressives Congress APC recently, thought that the speaker, Mr Luke was going to declare his seat vacant today following the directive of the Court last week.
Gov Udom Emmanuel on his part has repeatedly warned politicians against violence, maintaining that nothing short of peace and unity is needed to move Akwa-Ibom forward, irrespective of political affiliations or aspirations.
It would be recalled that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Barr. Onofiok Luke had last week acted in accordance with the judgement of the Federal High Court, which vacated the seat of the former Itu Assembly man for cross-carpeting to another political party without any tangible reason.
Some anti-riot policemen who arrived the scene moments ago, are yet to bring the situation under control.