Mr. Aniekan Bassey, Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

The bi-weekly plenary session of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA) did not hold on Tuesday due to power outage.

No office in the expansive complex had electricity supply on Tuesday, PROPELLER, an online newspaper covering the House of Assembly reports.

The non-availability of electricity in the legislative complex resulted in an unbearable heat in the offices, forcing the legislators and their staff out of the offices to verandas.

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Some of the 26 lawmakers were seen lurking around in verandas in the hope that power supply would be restored.

It was learnt that the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly rely on generator as its main source of power supply.

The power outage in the House of Assembly complex stalled Tuesday’s plenary which was supposed to receive presentations of bills and motions, one of which is a pipeline explosion in Nsit Ibom local government area of the state.

The motion on pipeline explosion would afford opportunity for Nsit Ibom lawmaker, Mr Ifiok Udoh, to speak extensively on the floor of the House for the first time in more than seven months after his sworn-in as member of the 7th Assembly.

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Meanwhile, it was gathered that the House of Assembly services committee was battling to restore electricity to the complex.

During a visit to the office of Mr Effiong Bassey (Oron/Udung Uko state constituency), Chairman of the Assembly Services Committee, a legislative aide hinted that the lawmaker was out to monitor repairs of the assembly power generator which had been faulty for some time now.

It could not be ascertained when the assembly resolved to reconvene, following the power outage.

Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Information, Aniefiok Dennis (Etinan state constituency) could not be reached for comment on the matter at press time.