BY OBUTE JAMES
Anti -Saraki protesters has demanded the immediate resignation of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki as the Nigerian Senate President.
Anti-Saraki protesters ‘Occupy National Assembly’ stormed the National Assembly complex in their numbers on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
The leader of anti-Saraki protesters, who expressed the determination of his group, to occupy the National Assembly for four days from Tuesday urged the Senate President to resign in the interest of the nation, noting that from evidences available in the course of his prosecution, he has been indicted and could not continue in office.
He added that his prosecution in the tribunal was a serious distraction to his ability to handle legislative activities effectively, hence it has adverse effect on the budget that continues to generate controversies.
“The Senate President should consider the interest of Nigerians and resigned because his trial at the CCT was distracting him from handling legislative activities thereby causing endless controversies of the budget”, the group alleged.
Responding to the protest, Senator Ali Ndume, Senate Leader, said those protesting do not understand the dynamics of democracy which allows choice of leadership among contemporaries in a particular setting. He argued that the protest is dangerous to Nigeria’s fragile democracy. (Thelegislature.net)