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Police Threatens Jail Against Protesting PDP Members

Members of PDP protesting at the INEC office, Abuja (credit: Ben Murray-Bruce twitter)

Members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) protesting at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have reportedly been threatened by the Nigeria police to stop further protest or find themselves in jail.

The protesting party members include the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

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Also are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Senator Dino Melaye, PDP presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, among others.

The Protestants are demanding from the electoral body to declare Senator Ademola Adeleke the winner of Osun governorship election.

However, instead of addressing their request, the INEC and the Nigeria police, after attacking them, warn them to go home or risk jail.

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Recall that Senator Ben Murray-Bruce had earlier raised alarm over the humiliation meted on them by the Nigeria police during the protest.

The Senator took to his Twitter page to write, “I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired. This was a d still is a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in? This is madness, I came with words they answered with bullets!”

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