Senate, House Hold Joint Closed-door Session


By Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

The Senate ended its Executive Session at about 12.30 pm Tuesday. Senators are now moving to the House of Representatives Chamber for an emergency  joint  session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, as Chairman of the National Assembly, is expected to preside over the closed-door meeting with House Speaker Yakubu Dogara assisting.

A resolution of the emergency session will be made public by Saraki at the end of the meeting.

There are however speculations that the joint executive session may not be unconnected with recent developments  between the police and the Senate President.

The police had on Sunday said five gang leaders and some of the suspects arrested in connection with the April 5 Offa bank robbery confessed that they were political thugs of Senator Saraki and Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Saraki and the governor have denied the allegations. The police had initially invited Saraki to appear at their office on Guzape, Abuja, but made a U-turn on Monday by requesting him to respond to the allegations in writing within 48 hours.