By Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Senate President Bukola SarakiÂ has said national issues and issues affecting the workings of the Senate were discussed inÂ Tuesday’sÂ closed-door session of the upper legislative chamber.
Summarising the decisionsÂ reached during the Â executive session, Saraki said national issues and that of the Senate were extensivelyÂ discussed with a resolution that both the Senate and the House should hold a joint closed-door session on the state of the nation.
About now, theÂ jointÂ session of the Senate and the House is holding at the House of Representatives Chamber.
Senate President Saraki, as Chairman of the National Assembly, is presiding over the session with House Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
A resolution of the emergency joint session will be made publicÂ at the end of the meeting.
There are speculations that the joint executive session may not be unconnected with recent developmentsÂ between the police and the Senate President.
The police hadÂ on SundayÂ said five gang leaders and some of the suspects arrested in connection with theÂ April 5Â 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-turnÂ on MondayÂ by requesting him to respond to the allegations in writingÂ within 48 hours.