National Assembly News – There is pandemonium at the National Assembly as policemen and SSS operatives stopped the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, from entering the premises. Amid a hail of tear-gas, Tambuwal was forcibly taken into the complex by angry lawmakers protesting the action of the security personnel.
The speaker trekked from the gates to the main complex, a distance of over 500 metres. Senate president, David Mark and several senators and many reps were also delayed for hours at the gate before they finally entered the assembly.
Senate President shuts down National Assembly till next week.
The National Assembly has been shut down after all hell broke loose at the premises following the decision by policemen and other security operatives to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining access.
The House of Representatives reconvened to deliberate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the State of Emergency in the three North East States ravaged by Boko Haram.
Though the Speaker eventually gained entrance into the complex, other lawmakers had to scale a fence to get into the complex.
Thursday’s resumption was to deliberate on a single agenda, which is “Consideration of Mr. President’s request for extension of the existing State of Emergency”, according to an earlier statement by the Speaker.
Meanwhile, the Senate President, David Mark has asked that the National Assembly be shut down till next week Tuesday.