Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Ben Bruce, tear gassed by police in Abuja

By Editor on 05/10/2018

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The protesting PDP leaders
The protesting PDP leaders

The police in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, reportedly attacked leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are currently demanding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declare Ademola Adeleke, their candidate for the September 22, Osun governorship election winner of the poll.

This came from Ben Murray Bruce, a Senator from Bayelsa, state, one of the PDP leaders that took part in a protest, to press the electoral body to recognise and declare Senator Ademola Adeleke, winner of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.

“I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired.

“This was a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in?

“This is madness, I came with words they answered with bullets!” Senator Ben Murray Bruce tweeted.

Leaders of the opposition party among whom are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to INEC office after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja.

Also among the protesters are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido; and Senator Dino Melaye, among others. 

Posted 05/10/2018 7:09:03 PM

 

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