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Senate Adjourns For Eight Weeks, In Protest Against Siege To Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Homes

Valentine Chinyem



Sequel to the mild drama which played out today at the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu’s homes, after armed policemen and operatives of the DSS blocked the entrance of both senators residences, the Senate has adjourned plenary till September.

This according to the Senators is in protest against the siege to the residences of both senate leaders.

Senator Chukwuka Utazi, while reading a point of order at the plenary session today, prayed the Senate to proceed on its annual eight-week recess and also to demand the withdrawal of security operatives from the home of the Deputy Senate President.

The prayers were unanimously granted.

The eight-week recess which was originally scheduled to start on Thursday 26, would now begin today 24 July; however, the lawmakers would reconvene on September 25.

More so, some senators took out time to condemn the actions of the security operatives, as well as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for trying to twack democracy.