Senate president Bukola Saraki is currently presiding over the Senate plenary.
Security agencies were said to have laid siege to Saraki’s residence but the Senate president outsmarted them.
BREAKING: SARAKI DECLARES FOR PRESIDENCY– He was said to have driven himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle
Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently presiding over the Senate plenary after he reportedly escaped from police blockage of his residence in Abuja. NPBS gathered that Saraki had been on the National Assembly Complex premises long before the plenary began.
Report has it that there was palpable tension at the National Assembly as Senate president drove himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle.
It was reported that Senate president was not in his official vehicle when a detachment of security operatives blocked his convoy at his Apo
residence with the view to preventing them from leaving the house.
As early as 7:00am, senators loyal to Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) had started arriving the National Assembly while those loyal to the Senate president also trooped in.
It was gathered that the PSG had perfected a plan to hurriedly
impeach Saraki as soon as he honours the police invitation, as signatures were said to have been collected overnight. Having sensed the sinister move by the opposing camp, Saraki decided to outsmart them by quickly sneaking into the National Assembly with a rickety vehicle he drove himself.
It was gathered that Saraki had also perfected his plans to announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) today, July 24, and adjourn the plenary sine dine. It is not clear with the turn of the event if Saraki will honour the police invitation regarding Offa robbery, but he announced on Monday evening his intention to do so.
Meanwhile reports reaching NPBS has it that no fewer than fifteen(15) APC senators have defected to the opposition (PDP) bringing the number of PDP senators to 64 and APC senators to 45 in the upper chamber.
NPBS also gathered that the plenary has been adjourn in the red chamber till September 26, 2018.