PHOTOS: Thugs invade Nigerian Senate, steal mace

senate6

Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege have invaded the red chambers and forcefully taken away the mace.

They broke into the chambers when plenary was going on, thereby creating serious confusion and tension.

The operation took the Sergeant-At-Arms by surprise who tried to reclaim the mace without success.

It could be recalled that Omo-Agege was suspended last week following his role in the electoral act amendment bill seeking to reorder the election sequence.
This development has, hitherto, thrown the Senate, and the entire National Assembly into uproar and fear of what really happened.

senate3

The snatched mace is the symbol of authority and the Senate consequently can no longer legitimately hold plenary.

Discussions right now is being held in groups and hush tones as to what might be the next line of action.

This development happened as the Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding over the plenary in the absence of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki is currently at a World Bank event in the United States.

As at the time of filing this report, the situation is hazy and uncertainty looms large.

senate4

senate5

IMG_20180418_111645

IMG_20180418_111558

IMG_20180418_111533



Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to www.shipsandports.com.ng as the source.

..