A photo has emerged, showing the face of the young man who snatched the mace from the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, April 18.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who represents the Delta Central federal constituency, had led some unidentified persons into the Senate chamber, leading to an uproar, The Cable reports.
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Legit.ng notes that the mace, the symbol of authority of the red chamber, was snatched, during the operation which lasted for over 10 minutes.
The incident had caused the lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, to suspend its activities, in solidarity with the Senate.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the abduction of the mace at the Senate chamber on Wednesday, April 18, was described by some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as a humiliation of Nigeria’s democracy.
The groups referred to the incident as a challenge to the authority of the National Assembly, in separate interviews with newsmen.
The chairman of the Partners for Electoral Reform, Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, stated that the act must have been orchestrated by people who were not comfortable with the leadership of the legislative arm of government. He further said the episode shows there is a lack of cohesion in the National Assembly.
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