Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) Tuesday morning sealed off the entrance to the National Assembly premises in Abuja.
As early as 6.55am , DSS operatives took charge at the main entrance of the National Assembly in Three Arms Zone in Abuja thereby preventing a Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim, several workers and journalists from entering the complex. Senator Ibrahim, from Kwara South, is a loyalist of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The operatives took over the National Assembly entrance which is usually manned by policemen and National Assembly internal security operatives.
The leadership of the parliament is expected to meet at about noon later on Tuesday to deliberate on pending issues affecting the polity, especially the 2019 general elections and the N428 billion election budget proposal presented to the National Assembly in July by President Muhammadu Buhari.