Video and photo: David Mark Shuts Down National Assembly


David Mark Shuts Down National Assembly

See video and picture that led to the Senate President, David Mark to Shut Down the National Assembly.

The House of Representatives reconvened to deliberate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the State of Emergency in the three north east states ravaged by Boko Haram. Policemen and other security operatives tried to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining access.

Though the Speaker eventually gained entrance into the complex, other lawmakers had to scale a fence to get into the complex.

Thursday’s resumption was to deliberate on a single agenda, which is “Consideration of Mr.President’s request for extension of the existing State of Emergency”, according to an earlier statement by the Speaker.

However, there was an alleged attempt to bar the Speaker’s entrance, as his media adviser tweeted,  via @imamdimam, that security operatives had dispensed tear gas as well.

Meanwhile, the Senate President, David Mark has asked that the National Assembly be shut down till next week Tuesday.