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Senate Chamber under lock, as APC, PDP lawmakers regroup

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The entrance leading to the Senate Chamber has been put under lock and key, following the sudden appearance of members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who converged at the lobby of the two Chambers.

According to some of the security personnel who witnessed the unusual convergence of the lawmakers, the Clerk of the National Assembly mandated the Sergeant at Arms were to lock the entrance of the Senate chamber to forestall entry into the chamber.

Our Correspondent also observed the presence of over 15 Police personnel parading the lobby and premises of National Assembly.

According to Chukwuka Onyema, acting Minority Leader accused the APC Senators of attempting to truncate democracy.

“We have decided to stay here and keep vigil, so Nigerians should keep awake.”

Another staff who confirmed the convergence of the APC Senators said: “It was a proactive steps taken based on the information making rounds that some PDP members are converging to impeach the Senate President who announced his decision to decamp to PDP.

“As you are aware, the lawmakers are currently on recess, so nobody expected them to reconvene until the expiration of the recess, I mean 15th September. So seeing most of them converging in growing numbers caught everybody unaware.

“So when the information got to the office of the CNA, the authorities issued directive to lock up,” he noted.

Scores of members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus regrouped at the National Assembly complex on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the decision of Governor Aminu Tambuwal to All Progressive Congress (APC).

Some of the lawmakers are: Chukwuka Onyema, Acting Minority Leader; Tajudeen Yusuf, Sule Garo (Kano), Kingsley Chinda (Rivers), Chidoka, Timothy Golu (Plateau), among others.

The lawmakers who spoke with BusinessDay, specifically derived the deployment of some police personnel into National Assembly complex.

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