The PDP lawmakers that were reportedly barricaded from entering into the National Assembly complex earlier this morning have now gained access to the chambers, according to fresh reports.
After standing outside the chambers for close to two hours, reports reaching benconews.com has it that some policemen came through to their rescue and helpfully assisted them in entering their offices.
Apart from the lawmakers, journalists and national assembly staff were also barricaded.
The DSS says order to barricade NASS is “from above.”
Speaking this morning as one of the victims, Senator Ben-Bruce said the action is a “criminal act” as he alleged that the opposition party, APC, is planning to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who recently defected to PDP and installs Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, who is also planning to defect from PDP to APC as new Senate President.
He then added that if the opposition goes ahead to do that, they (PDP) will see that they publish the names of the lawmakers that partake in such act to the world. “We learnt that the APC Senators are planning to effect a change in the leadership of the senate. I’m in contact with American embassy and other European embassies. If they do what they have in mind, we would publish their names for the world to see and also see to it that their visas and that of their family members are revoked,” he said.
But news reaching us right now has it that Akpabio has resigned his appointment as Minority leader in a letter sent to the chambers this morning.
In other report, it is said that APC has concluded plans to install Senators Ahmad Lawan as senate president and Hope Uzodinma as deputy senate president once the duo of Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu have been kicked out of the way.
However, the APC has 53 senators and PDP has 52 and it seems impossible for APC senators to perfect an impeachment as the law requires that they must be two-thirds of the overall number of the lawmakers.
As events unfold, we shall bring you more of the updates.