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Here's Saraki's Reaction To Senate Invasion, Theft Of Mace

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the invasion of the Senate chambers by some thugs on Wednesday as a primitive and disgraceful act.

Speaking yesterday at the 4th Anniversary Lecture of an online publication, The Nitche, held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, Saraki said the action of the invaders was against good reasoning.

Saraki, who was represented by Senator Ben Bruce, said: “What happened was a disgrace. It made no sense if you think about it, and it was a very primitive adventure.

“If they were looking for a routine change, it was better they followed due process.

“If you were to impeach the President, for instance, you go through the impeachment process and involve the House.

“You will have to get a simple majority or three quarters of the members to get him out. And where you are unable to do that, you simply walk away.”

He urged Nigerians to defend democracy irrespective of the threats they face, adding that the invasion of the Senate by some thugs and the carting away of the mace were serious offences and threats to democracy.