Senate Back in Session With Mace in Place
The Senate has resumed plenary about 15 minutes ago after coming out of an executive (closed door) session where the earlier incident of forceful removal of the mace was deliberated upon.
The session is holding with the mace, the official symbol of authority firmly in place, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presiding.
Senate vows to bring perpetrators of the attack on the chamber to book
The Senate has vowed to unearth reasons behind the Wednesday invasion in the Senate chamber and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
This was made known by Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity in Abuja.
The Senate also mandated the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotum Ibrahim and Director General of the State Security Services (SSS), Mallam Lawan Daura, to retrieve the mace stolen by the hoodlums within 24 hours.
“The Senate also decided that it will get to the roots of this sad assault on democracy and an obvious act of treason which the seizure of the mace by some armed hoodlums represents,” the statement said.
At the moment, some House of Representatives members led by Deputy Speaker. Hon. Yusuf Lasun, are in the Senate chambers in solidarity visits.
“We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means us sitting until 6 pm“, says Ekweremadu.