APC condemns mace theft in Senate Chamber


Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on suspension by his colleagues, had led hoodlums into the Senate, while holding plenary.

In his facebook post on Wednesday, the senator said the invasion is an assault on democracy and a desecration of an institution of democracy. Tanimu also produces TV shows with NTA when not on Social media.

Omo-Agege is now on a 90-day suspension over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over invasion of the Senate during plenary session.

Vanguard gathered that the thugs, numbering fifteen, followed the suspended Senator Omo- Agege to the chamber, but eight of them entered the state chamber.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the theft of the Mace at the Senate Chamber.

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Protesters have invaded Nigeria's National Assembly in the capital, Abuja, and made away with a ceremonial staff, known as the mace.

Parliament can not convene without the mace, a metre-long metal rod traditionally carried by the Senate speaker upon entering and leaving the chamber.

Mr Omo-Agege who was accused of leading thugs to snatch the Senate mace was arrested by the police shortly after the plenary.

The Upper Chamber described the development as an act of treason and an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, which must be treated with importance.

The Senate has mandated the national police chief and the head of secret police to retrieve the stolen mace within 24 hours.

The lower chambers of the National Assembly immediately condemned the incident.