"I have just been informed that some hoodlums invaded the Senate chambers, forcefully taken away the mace and assaulted some of our Sergeant-at-arms on chamber duties".
Concluding, the statement quoted the Deputy Senate President as saying that, "We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means sitting until 6pm".
"So, we need to tell these people who are pretenders that they are not practicing democracy because it is the assembly that defines democracy".
According to Premium Times, the Senate resumed its plenary around an hour after the incident after finding a replacement mace.
Ovie omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, who was suspended last week, had led unidentified persons into the senate.
Decisions of the Senate were subsequent to the report of Senator Samuel Anyanwu, PDP, Imo East led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which investigated the Senator.
Parliament can not hold sittings without the ceremonial mace present.
Omo-Agege also reacted to the statement by the Senate Spokesperson, Senator Abdullahi Sabi accusing him of leading the hoodlums to cart away the mace.
Ekweremadu continued that: "Having suffered suspension, does Omo-Agege have legal right to enter the chamber?"
Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.
"All security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilize their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of this act".
"The APC has foisted on our nation an irredeemable autocracy, which has in three years of governance, gone beyond limits to force Nigerians to accept a government that has no respect for freedom and the ideals of democracy, particularly the constitutional separation of powers".
"Equally unusual is the compromising of security in the National Assembly paving the way for the invasion", the statement read in part.