There was pandemonium earlier today at the National Assembly as the Police and the State Security Service stopped the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal from accessing the complex.
Armed policemen who were led by the FCT Commissioner of Police took over the premises of the National Assembly to prevent the House from reconvening with Tambuwal presiding.
They attempted to arrest the Speaker but were prevented from doing so by other lawmakers and his aides.
The police resorted to throwing teargas into the lobby of the National Assembly an act described by the aggrieved lawmakers as barbaric.
Some lawmakers decided to scale the fence to gain entry into the National Assembly complex.
The House of Representatives was to reconvene today for a special session to discuss President Jonathan’s request for another extension of the state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.