There were tensions earlier today in Abuja, at the senate president Bukola Saraki’s home, his vice Ike Ekweremadu’s home and also at the National Assembly.
It was reported that operatives of the Department of State Services and men of the Nigeria Police la!d siege to the Abuja homes of President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
The security operatives arrived at the homes in the early hours of Tuesday.
The senator was reportedly not with his official motorcade when a detachment of security operatives blocked them at his Apo residence with the view to preventing them from leaving the house.
As early as 7:00am, senators loyal to Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) had started arriving the National Assembly while those loyal to the Senate President also trooped in.
It was gathered that the PSG had perfected a plan to hurriedly Impeach Saraki as soon as he honours the police invitation, as signatures were said to have been collected overnight.
Having sensed the sinister move by the opposing camp, Saraki decided to outsmart them by quickly sneaking into the National Assembly with a rickety vehicle he drove himself.
It was gathered that Saraki had also perfected his plans to announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) today and adjourn the plenary sine dine.
It is not clear with the turn of the event if Saraki will honour the Police invitation regarding Offa robbery, but he announced on Monday evening his intention to do so.
The Senate President went on to head the plenary where about 13 senators defected to the opposition party.