APC Condemns Mace Theft, Says It’s An Attack On Democracy


By Nuel Suji – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the invasion of the Senate chamber and carting away of the mace by thugs on Wednesday morning.

“The APC, in a statement by its spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi condemned the act, describing it “as an attack on democracy and a desecration of the hallowed institution of the National Assembly.”

“We therefore call on security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice,” the statement added.

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Earlier, Wednesday, some hoodlums led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace.

The senate had described the action “an act of treason,” saying it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such.

The Senate, in a statement by its spokesman, Abdullahi Sabi directed “all Security agencies to stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilize their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of this act.”

“This action is also an affront on the legislature, and the Leadership of the House has come to express their support against this action.

Meanwhile, the embattled senator has been arrested.


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