ABUJA – By Olusegun Lawrence Report reaching our news desk says operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have taken over the premises of the National Assembly preventing Senators, members of the House of Representatives and staff from entering the complex.
It was gathered that Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, who came out of his car and identified himself was prevented by the secret police operatives from entering the NASS complex.
The operatives were said to have been deployed to the national assembly complex in the early hours of today.
Prompt News Online recalls that Saraki had on Monday called the leadership of the National Assembly to a meeting today after a break was announced on July 24.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, was said to have met with about 30 APC senators allegedly to perfect removal of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu.
Media Adviser to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, had raised the alarm about the meeting.
The meeting said to have been held at the Headquarters of the DSS in Abuja, was said to have been attended by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Sources with the ruling party say Saraki may be replaced with the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan and Ekweremadu with Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Prompt News Online reports that Mr Saraki and no fewer than 17 senators and 30 members of House of Representatives recently defected from the APC to PDP.
A couple of senators including former Governor of Nasarawa state, Senator Adamu Abdullahi, have however, vowed that Saraki would not have peace unless he resigns his position as Senate President.