The senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has revealed that Senate President Bukola Sarki was the target of mace theft saga in the upper legislative house.

He said those behind the saga were plotting to remove Saraki as Senate President.

Murray-Bruce, who spoke on behalf of Saraki at TheNiche 4th anniversary lecture in Lagos on Friday, said it would be honourable for those that masterminded the evil act to follow the part of democracy.

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“What happened was a disgrace and does not make any sense.

"Looking at it critically, they were working for change in Senate leadership, but they left what they suppose to do and engaged in undemocratic act.

“If you want to impeach the President for instance, all you need to do is to put it into vote and majority will have their way instead of stealing the mace. 

He added that there was clear evidence of conspiracy in the whole scenario.

“Come to think of it, behind us is where the President lives, so to access and escape through the back where the President lives, considering the presence of security gives room for many questions that need answers.

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"As far as Senate President Bukola Saraki is concerned, he is a good man, there will be no regime change, they are only wasting time.

Murray-Bruce however, commended the media for active role played by informing the whole world.

"Those perpetrators are not genius, they thought we are in the era of 1945 to 1960 when there was only NTA and FRCN where they could decide to break news four days later. With modern day media, information breaks on a go.”

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