The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu said the invasion of the residence of Dr. Bukola Saraki was to prevent defection of some members of the National Assembly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition coalition today.
Reacting to the actions Saraki, he said:
“By their calculation, as many days as they delay the defection, so they can scare many of the proposed defectors and whittle down their numbers.
“Also, they believe many of the would be defectors will back down in the face of this intimidation.”
Police vehicles and officers had this morning blocked the entry and exit routes to the Lake Chad residence of Senate President Saraki, thus preventing him from attending to the invitation of the Police authorities at 8am today.