Security agencies are reportedly laying siege on the homes of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja.
The move is said to be an apparent ploy to prevent them from making it to the National Assembly today because of an alleged plan by lawmakers to defect en masse from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Bukola Saraki was summoned to appear at police department for further investigation into alleged killings in Kwara State at 8:00 a.m. today. It remained unclear why the police blocked his residence at dawn.
Reports said the planned cross carpeting, if allowed to take place, would render the APC a minority party before the end of Tuesday.
Buola Saraki’s special adviser on new media, Olu Onemola, confirmed the siege
The media aide to Mr Ekweremadu, Uche Anichukwu, also confirmed the siege onTuesday morning.
“The house is currently surrounded by security agencies,” Mr Anichukwu said “since early in the morning.”
Mr Anichukwu is not sure if his boss will be allowed to attend today’s plenary.
“That I cannot say. When you attack a man’s house, how is he supposed to be at plenary?” he questioned.