The political ambience of Nigeria was sparked by the siege of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s residence on Tuesday.
Also, the home of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was barricaded by officials of the Department of State Police (DSS) and the EFCC on Tuesday over corruption allegations.
While these events were unfolding, the Nigerian Police denied reports that they were responsible for the siege at the residences of both lawmakers.
Reacting, Nigerians took to various social media platforms to air their opinions.
— Divine Oguru™ (@OguruDivine) July 25, 2018
While it is just completely shameful what is going on at #NASS and I despise how our so called "Leaders" are making a mockery of this Nation, I have to hand it to #Saraki for pulling a Scandal-esque move on them.The man is not a political Scion for nothing. #Outwitted
— Teresa Aligbe (@TeresaAligbe) July 25, 2018
Seige was stage managed-IGP IDRIS
We set the blockade to protect Saraki wife- POLICE
Mbok, which one we go belive oo?
— Abiodun Promise (@abiodun_promise) July 25, 2018
Speaking in #Chess Terms; #Saraki is a tactician, he played the best moves yesterday to avoid entering a #Zugzwang in a difficult position which could have led to a CHECKMATE! #Nigeria #Politics #SayNoToDespotism
— #RoadToIntlMasterTitle (@Fawolizzochess) July 25, 2018
be it Muslim, Christian, Northerner, Southerner, APC, PDP at the end of the day we are all Nigerians. Which means we are one and all Nigerian lives matter.#Saraki #NigerianLivesMatter @OfficialPDPNig @APCNigeria
— Nigerian lives matter (@fynefaceIV) July 25, 2018
Milk and honey have different colours, yet they share the same house peacefully. #APC #PDP, Enough of these party wars. #Nigerians are dying of insecurity and hunger. We need solutions not drama. #saraki #buhari Please #NigeriaFirst
— Rafiu A. Lawal (@RafiuLawal88) July 25, 2018
Boss, I have come to the conclusion that the responsibility to demand accountability lies with the pple. But citizen education on this issue is zero. So until then let’s enjoy this drama: Game of Thrones. Besides, the apex court cleared #Saraki of any wrong doing. #Nigeria #NASS
— eharuna (@eharuna) July 25, 2018
since its not @PoliceNG That blocked the @bukolasaraki Residence, is it vigilante men that use this @AlikoDangote Vehicles? How can they possibly be lying to our faces and senses like this? #sarakidrama #Saraki More groundnut oil to your elbow
— Suzie Odeh JP (@SuzieOdeh) July 25, 2018