The senate has resumed plenary 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.
In a statement signed by Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi which was made available on the senate’s twitter handle, the session is said to be holding with the mace, official symbol of authority firmly in place, and deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, presiding.
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.
Also, the senate has mandated the inspector general of police, Idris Kpotum Ibrahim and director of the State Security Services, SSS, Mallam Lawan Daura, to retrieve the mace stolen by hoodlums within 24 hours.
At the moment, some house of representative members led by deputy speaker, Hon. Yusuf Lasun are in the senate chambers in solidarity visit.
“We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means us sitting until 6pm,” says Ekweremadu.
The mace earlier today, was forcefully snatched by unknown men. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was accused and arrested in connection with the theft consequent upon the suspension heretofore slammed on him by the senate, which obviously didn’t augur well with him from recent negative reactions exhibited.