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According to the Spokesman of the Senate President, Alh. Yusuph Olaniyan, “thugs led by the recently suspended APC Senator Omo Agege, invaded the Senate Chamber and carted away the Mace.


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.

Reports say that about 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the Senator forced their entrance into the chamber.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate and left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The operation took 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.

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 occurred with 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 the World Bank event in the United States.

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

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