The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the invasion of the Senate by thugs.
The meeting was held few hours after suspected hoodlums invaded the Senate and forcefully took away the mace, the symbol of authority.
The meeting was held inside the Vice President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Explaining the purpose of the meeting, Ekweremadu told journalists that it was important to brief the Vice – President about the invasion of the Senate by hoodlums who forcefully went away with the mace.
“It is appropriate for him to know. We are in a democracy; we are all in one government,” he said.
He added that the vice-president sympathised with the Senate over the incident and promised to join forces to ensure that the matter is resolved and re-occurrence prevented.
Ekweremadu further condemned the incident saying its totally unacceptable. He criticised Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for allegedly leading the hoodlums to steal the mace and wondered the right he had to enter the red chamber when he was on suspension
“It’s not acceptable to me, it’s not acceptable to the VP, it’s not acceptable to my colleagues, I believe it’s not also acceptable to the president so those who acted this script must be on their own.”
He, however, revealed that the police is investigating the incident and promised that those who aided the mace theft will be brought to justice.