There was panic in Ado Ekiti on Monday as supporters and members of Governor Ayodele Fayose laid siege to the Ekiti State House of Assembly to prevent the resumption of the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers.
Fayose had announced in a statewide broadcast on Sunday that the opposition lawmakers planned to invade the Assembly on Monday to effect the impeachment proceedings against him.
He urged transport unions, market women and workers to rise up to protect the mandate they gave him.
Tension heightened on Monday as many workers returned home while private and public schools failed to reopen for the third term academic session.
However, there were no barricades at entry points to Ado Ekiti as done in the previous protests.
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, who were mobilised by Caretaker Chairmen in all the 16 Local Government Areas, clustered around the Assembly Complex, watching closely if the APC lawmakers would appear for parliamentary duties.
Only a few workers reported at the State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, which is close to the complex.
But security agencies were on the ground to ensure peace by frisking vehicles and passers-by.However the Gov has since travel to Abuja on sunday and he is expected back in the state on tuesday afternoon through Akure Airport.