Saraki presides over Senate after he reportedly escapes from police blockade of residence

Saraki presides over Senate after he reportedly escapes from police blockade of residence

- Senate president Bukola Saraki is currently presiding over the Senate

- Security agencies were said to have laid siege to Saraki's residence but the Senate president outsmarted them

- He was said to have driven himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle

Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently presiding over the Senate after he reportedly escaped from police blockage of his residence in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that Saraki had been on the National Assembly Complex premises long before the plenary began.

Sahara Reporters reported that there was palpable tension at the National Assembly as Senate president Bukola Saraki, drove himself into the National Assembly complex in a private vehicle.

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It was reported that Saraki was not in the vehicle when a detachment of security operatives blocked his convoy at his Apo residence with the view to preventing them from leaving the house.

As early as 7:00am, senators loyal to Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) had started arriving the National Assembly while those loyal to the Senate president also trooped in.

It was gathered that the PSG had perfected a plan to hurriedly impeach Saraki as soon as he honours the police invitation, as signatures were said to have been collected overnight.

Having sensed the sinister move by the opposing camp, Saraki decided to outsmart them by quickly sneaking into the National Assembly with a rickety vehicle he drove himself.

It was gathered that Saraki had also perfected his plans to announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) today, July 24, and adjourn the plenary sine dine.

It is not clear with the turn of the event if Saraki will honour the police invitation regarding Offa robbery, but he announced on Monday evening his intention to do so.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki might have gone into hiding following the invitation extended to him by the police to report and answer questions relating to the Offa armed robbery incident in April.

Legit.ng also reported that the convoy of Senate president Bukola Saraki was on Tuesday morning, July 24, blocked by the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria police, from leaving his Maitama residence in Abuja.

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Source: Legit.ng

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