Protest against SARAKI
Protest against SARAKI

A group called Open Society and Good Governance Initiative on Tuesday, protested at the National Assembly, demanding that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki be suspended instead of Kabiru Marafa who was being investigated by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions over Media interviews he granted to the media about two weeks ago.

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The protesters had various placards with inscription “suspend Senator Bukola Saraki not Kabiru Marafa”, they said the Zamfara Central senator was only exercising his freedom of speech and opinion, and such must not incur the wrath of the Senate because as a Senator, it is his right to air his views on issues.

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Emeka Ude, who identified himself as the group’s president said that there was need to strengthen democracy by allowing free speech as enshrined in the Constitution, while also expressing disappointment over Dr. Bukola Saraki-led Senate’s attempt to shut down vibrant Senators instead of resigning his position as Senate President to face his trial at the CCT.

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