Some members of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate were at the National Assembly on Tuesday despite the cancellation of plenary by the leadership of the red chamber.

The APC lawmakers were seen leaving the chamber for their offices after a brief discussion, while some PDP senators, who gathered in the foyer, left after they discovered that no activity was taking place in the chamber.

It was gathered that the APC senators wanted to ensure that their PDP colleagues did not outsmart them by sitting at plenary to discuss the suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Findings revealed that a serving minister allegedly sent a text message to all  APC senators on Monday evening, advising them not to take the Senate leadership seriously following the cancellation of the plenary.

The message read, “Distinguished APC senators, please ignore the announcement for the cancellation of the plenary slated for tomorrow (Tuesday) by making yourselves available as early as possible.

“It might just be a trick to enable them to perpetrate their usual coup,  claiming the published notice did not emanate from the senate,  thus it’s fake.

“Meanwhile they might have done their damage just as they did before when (Senate President, Bukola) Saraki,  hijacked the Senate.”

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Some of the top  APC lawmakers contacted to know their mission at the Assembly refused to make any comment.
But those, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that they were at the Assembly to stop their PDP colleagues from holding a plenary session.
A senator from the North- East said, “I came in here as early as 7.30am when I was told that  PDP senators were around to discuss the Onnoghen issue.
“We had to come to ensure that the senate leadership did not trick us by holding an illegal plenary with the opposition senators.”
However,  PDP senators, who spoke on condition of anonymity,  said they came around to check their offices since they were already in Abuja for  Tuesday’s plenary before it was later cancelled.

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