Relaying his experience in the hands of security operatives, who laid siege to his house Tuesday to his colleagues, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki said the plenary would not have held if not for divine intervention.
He said: “The road leading to my place was cordoned off and all cars coming in and out as early as 6:30am were being stopped and you have to come down. My convoy was stopped from moving. Given something that one was prepared for, I had my own car too. So the deputy Senate President called me and said he could not come here.
“That’s the situation why the DSP (Ekweremadu) could not come here and I was already going somewhere else. If not, this plenary would not have been able to hold today. So I had to come here. It was God that made me escape it.
“But as you all rightly said, if one of our colleagues cannot come out for no fault of his, I don’t see how we can continue to sit and ignore the fact that a presiding officer cannot be here. And if it was by the plan, I too, would not be here. It was just by the intervention of the Almighty God that I was able to get myself here”, he added.
The security agencies early Tuesday morning laid siege to the homes of Saraki and Ekweremadu in Abuja, preventing both vehicular and human movement in and out of the roads leading to their houses.