Protesters call for the withdrawal of Senator Ali Ndume’s suspension at the National Assembly gate in Abuja
Protesters call for the withdrawal of Senator Ali Ndume’s suspension at the National Assembly gate in Abuja

Hundreds of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly, demanding the immediate reinstatement of the suspended former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno).

Ndume was suspended last Wednesday over his motion on Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West).

The protesters bearing placards with various inscriptions took over the main gate of the National Assembly, chanting ‘bring back our Ndume.’

The situation forced security officials to lock the gate. Lawmakers, visitors and others used the SGF’s gate to gain entry into the premises.

One of the protesters, Kyellu Suleiman said the suspension of Ndume would negatively affect their lives.

The mother of five who is an IDP said, “Ndume is our helper, he gives us food and takes care of our children. They don’t help us and now they’ve sent our helper away.”

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