Deji Elu­moye

THISDAY - - GAVEL -

he two cham­bers of the Na­tional As­sem­bly re­sumed full leg­isla­tive du­ties last Tues­day af­ter their var­i­ous com­mit­tees had met for about two weeks to carry out some over­sight func­tions as di­rected by the lead­er­ship of both the Se­nate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

At the Se­nate, the day started with the re­ported in­va­sion of the Apo , Abuja res­i­dence of the Deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Sen­a­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, by armed ban­dits as early as 4am. Ek­w­ere­madu, who raised the is­sue as soon as the Se­nate re­sumed ple­nary at about 11.15 am on Tues­day painted a graphic pic­ture of the as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt on him, his wife and son by armed ban­dits who beat all se­cu­rity net­work in his res­i­dence to gain en­trance into the main build­ing.

Speak­ing un­der Point of Or­der (Or­der 43), Ek­w­ere­madu told his col­leagues “it is with grat­i­tude to Almighty God that I will like to tell my col­leagues, my con­stituents and the gen­eral pub­lic that my­self, my wife and my son nar­rowly es­caped as­sas­si­na­tion in the early hours of this morn­ing.

“It was about about 4am this morn­ing, that

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