Senate Invasion: Ekweremadu Briefs Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the attack on the Senate during plenary session earlier today, The Nation report.

The suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday reportedly stormed the red carpet chamber with thugs who made away with the maze.

After meeting Osinbajo, Ekweremadu said: “Well I am sure you are aware of the Senate invasion today and we have to come and brief the Vice President because the President is not in town, so it was appropriate for him to know what transpired because we run democracy we are all in one government and it is the responsibility of the President or the Vice President to ensure that law and order in the country.

“And once we have this kind of major development it is important that he is briefed at the earliest opportunity so Senate President is out of the country, its therefore my responsibility to come over and brief the Vice President.

“He has sympathized with us over what happened and he is going to join forces with us to ensure that we get to the root of the matter to make sure that this will not happen again.

“For us it’s a threat to our democracy, the invasion of the parliament is not acceptable to any person, it’s not acceptable to me, it’s not acceptable to the VP, it’s not acceptable to my colleagues I believe it’s not also acceptable to the President.

“So those who acted this script must be on their own; all we need to do as a country is to ensure that this is forestalled and I want to appeal to the media to help us discourage this kind of brigandage so that people have to behave in a very responsible manner.”

He assured that the Senate was on top of the situation, as it went on with its sitting.

He added “And we are going to continue tomorrow. Having suffered suspension does Omo-Agege, has legal right to enter the chamber. It was a breach of the law for him to force himself into the chambers.

“As I said police is still investigating we are going to find out the details of those who aided him to come in and then some of them I believe have been arrested and we will get to the root of the matter,” he said.

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