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Saraki, Dogara postpone leadership meeting

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Following the blockade of the National Assembly complex by operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday , Senate President , Bukola Saraki and Speaker , House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara, have postponed the leadership meeting earlier scheduled to hold today .
In a statement jointly signed by the two presiding officers of both Chambers of the National Assembly and shared on the Senate Twitter handle , Saraki and Dogara stated that the happenings at the NASS informed the postponement of “ the joint leadership meeting slated for this afternoon till further notice because , under the prevailing circumstances , we cannot guarantee the safety of the 20 members from both chambers expected at the meeting . ”

Earlier , the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives , Mr Yussuff Lasun , told reporters that with the tense situation at the National Assembly , the meeting was no longer feasible .

“ A meeting cannot be held under this kind of atmosphere . ”

“ It is unfortunate that this is happening ; because when the parliament is under siege, democracy is under siege, ” Lasun stated .

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