DSS Barricade: Senators Force Their Way Into Chambers
Following the barricade of the National Assembly by the operatives of the Department of State Service this morning, some lawmakers have forced their way into the chambers.
The DSS blocked the entrance to the NASS complex, debarring the staff, senators and members of the House of Representatives to gain access.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa East took to his twitter handle to announce that himself and some of his colleagues had forced themselves into the complex.
He said, “We have our phones with us and we will not allow the dictatorship to sweep away the democracy we had all fought for.”
Speaking, Senator Kabir Ibrahim, said lawmakers had to force their way in to forestall any act of illegality. “I got to the gate five minutes to seven. There were masked DSS men there and the Nigeria Police, he said.
Meanwhile, our correspondent gathered that the DSS operatives had a list of senators that would only be allowed into the chambers.
At present, a hurriedly organized plenary is going on and there are indications that the Senate leadership may change before noon.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party caucus at the Senate had vowed to resist any illegality to remove the Senate President Bukola Saraki.