Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the invasion of the Senate plenary by suspected thugs said to have been left by a suspended senator, Omo-Agege.
Addressing State House House correspondents later, Ekweremadu said he was at the Presidential Villa to brief Osinbajo on the incident because President Muhammadu Buhari was not around.
He said Osinbajilo sympathized with the Senate over the invasion and “he is going to join forces with us to ensure that we get to the root of the matter to make sure that this will not happen again.”
“It was appropriate for him to know what transpired because we run a democracy, we are all in one government and it is the responsibility of the President or the Vice President to ensure law and order in the country, and once we have this kind of major development, it is important that he is briefed at the earliest opportunity.
“The Senate President is out of the country. It is therefore my responsibility to come over and brief the Vice President.