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‘Warri no dey carry last’ — Twitter responses to theft of mace at Senate

 

 

The invasion of the Senate chambers on Wednesday by thugs believed to have been smuggled in by Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended Delta State senator, and the successful whisking away of the mace – the Senate’s symbol of authority – has left many Nigerians in awe.

The major source of bewilderment is how a senator, who ordinarily should not have gained entrance into the senate chambers, managed to smuggle in thugs who successfully fought off the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and took the mace away.

Many who reacted to the development on Twitter said the incident had proven that Nigeria’s security system is a huge joke, while others called for Omo-Agege to be banned from the Senate for life.

Some others said, albeit jokingly, that Omo-Agege’s actions shows that he is truly a Warri man, and according to a popular line in Nigeria, Warri no dey carry last.

But many others tried to link Wednesday’s incident to the $462 million approved by the Executive for the procurement of helicopters without the consent of the Senate.

During Tuesday’s plenary, the Senate had summoned Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, and Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to appear before it and explain the controversial procurement.

Here are a few of the reactions:

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