False Assets Declaration Trial: Pro-Saraki Protesters Storm National AssemblyFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
By Ganiyu Nasirudeen
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was a mild drama at the National Assembly (NASS) Tuesday morning, as some protesters besieged the entrance and engaged in pro-Saraki solidarity rally.
The protesters displayed many placards, with different pro-Saraki inscriptions. Among the messages was: “Enough is enough, we support Saraki and Ekweremadu.” They alleged that EFCC and other anti-graft agencies were being used to punish perceived political enemies.
Saraki is presently embroiled in the crises of alleged false declaration of assets and 13 other criminal charges. This has prompted his prosecution before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The accused Senate President appeared before the Justice Danladi Umar-led Tribunal last Monday, after declining twice the same invitation.
Last Thursday – the Sallah day, Saraki was booed and pelted with sachet water and called ole (thief) at an Eid ground in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, when some worshippers engaged in praise singing on him. The scene turned rowdy, forcing the Imam to end the Sallah prayer abruptly.
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