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Anti, Pro-Saraki Group Storm National Assembly


A group, Occupy National Assembly, stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Members of the group wore green and white T-shirts, carrying placards with various inscriptions.

They included “Legislators stop budget padding”; “Return exotic cars”; “Saraki must go”; and “Enough is enough”.
One of the leaders of the group, Sadiq Jidda, told newsmen that based on all the allegations against Saraki, it was time he resigned.

Jidda said they were not happy with the National Assembly in the area of law making.
He also complained about the salaries, allowances and constituency projects of the legislators.
He said: “What does a legislator have to do with projects?

“We are gathered here to occupy National Assembly.
“Senate President should resign, his integrity is in question and he has been indicted.
“Yes, he has not been convicted, but his integrity is in question.”

However, some other members of the group said they were not only demanding Saraki’s resignation but were protesting many other issues in the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, a pro-Saraki group, Save Nigeria Group, insisted that it was not necessary for Saraki to resign.

The leader of the group, Solomon Adodo, said those calling for Saraki’s resignation did not mean well for the country.
To prevent the two groups from gaining entry into the complex, security agencies closed the gate.
The gate remained closed while the protests lasted.


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