Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the invasion of the Senate by hoodlums last week who eventually made away with the Mace was a design orchestrated by the federal government to overthrow the senate leadership.
Wike spoke during 105th Annual Convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Ndele, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday.
Represented by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor said: “They (FG) plotted to overthrow the leadership of the Senate, but they failed. What you saw was a horrible design to remove the Senate leadership.
“If you know the security architecture of the National Assembly, nobody can go in easily and leave easily without the gates being shut. These people entered and left unchallenged.
“When the Senate gave the police a 24-hour ultimatum to find the mace, the Nigeria Police became so efficient that they traced the mace to where it was left under the bridge.”