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Mixed reactions trail #OccupyNASS protests

A group, Citizen United for Peace and Stability today (Tuesday. April 26) led the occupation of the National Assembly, Abuja in protest of the many allegations of corruption against the legislature and its leadership.

The protesters demanded the immediate resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki who is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for an alleged false declaration of assets. The protesters also demanded that the senators return the 36 SUVs they recently purchased.

The protesters who marched from the Unity fountain arrived the main entrance of the National Assembly around 11: am, forcing the security personnel at the National Assembly to lock the main gate. They hoisted Nigeria’s flag with varying placards that read: “Saraki must go”, “Enough is enough”, “Nigerians Rise Up”, among others.

There have been mixed reactions to the development, however. While some supported the protesters for their courage and encouraged them to do more, others alleged that they were a rented crowd, merely pursuing their daily bread.

Read reactions below:


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