Following the drama ongoing at the two chambers of the National Assembly where men of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, Monday morning, denied some Senators and House of Assembly members access into their chambers, reports have claimed the DSS men have however granted access to some All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers.
Over 22 APC Senators were initially granted access into the chambers while many others, under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were denied access.
The clerk to the National Assembly has equally been denied access to the chambers by the DSS operatives.
Nevertheless, one of the DSS operatives, when asked on whose orders they had invaded the NASS said it was “order from Above.”
Both Journalists and National Assembly staff were also barred from entering the complexes. The camera and phone of a journalist covering NASS were seized by the DSS who were very hostile to the newsmen.
This is following the emergency meeting summoned by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday to discuss issues which included the string of defections in the political space, rumoured plan to impeach the Senate President and the pending 2019 elections supplementary budget, among others.
Recall however, that the presidency had raised the alarm yesterday over the scheduled emergency Senate meeting today which was to have in attendance, the House of Representatives’ Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara as well as other lawmakers.
The presidency had claimed that the meeting was being aimed at shutting down the entire government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, senators loyal to Saraki have forced their ways into their chambers from the back doors and have refused to be intimidated.