Watch Video As IDPs Exposed Senator Ali Ndume For Trying To Mislead Them Into Protesting Against Saraki!
A group of protesters on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, stormed the National Assembly in support for Ali Ndume, a senator from Borno State, who was suspended from the senate over making a false allegation against his colleagues. But, the crowd went haywire after a fight over money broke out among the all-male protesters who are, allegedly, rented from Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Borno State.
According to an eyewitness, “tension broke out after the protesters found that some ringleaders had made away with the money the group was paid to stage the event”. But the fight for cash is not the big story of the day, at a different venue, residents of IDP camps exposed that not only did Senator Ndume attempt to hire IDPs for the protests, but that he was rebuffed by the people who believe that he deserves his fate.
In a video, obtained by Nigeria News Hub, a spokesperson for the group confirmed that IDPs were rented for the protest at the National Assembly. The spokesperson also revealed that not only did they (the people in the video), refuse to be bought for the protest, but they actually praised the leadership and philanthropy of Senator Dino Melaye.
The protesters were demanding the reinstatement of Ndume, who is on a 6-month suspension. They blocked the entrance of the National Assembly Complex and were holding banners and placards with Ndume’s pictures and messages to the Senate.
The suspension of Senator Ali Ndume, announced on March 29, 2017, was based on the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which recommended that the senator be suspended.
Ndume had asked the Senate to look into the allegations of vehicle importation against the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and the alleged certificate forgery against Sen. Dino Melaye.
watch the video here below: