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Why Benue protesters blocked NASS entrance gate today (photos)

– There was a protest at the National Assembly today

– The protest caused standstill traffic leading to the National Assembly for hours

Protesters who blocked the main entrance gate of the national assembly to protest for the re-instatement of Hon. Christian Adabah Abah by the speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara yesterday

Protesters who blocked the main entrance gate of the national assembly to protest for the re-instatement of Hon. Christian Adabah Abah by the speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara yesterday

Protesters under the aegis of concerned Legal practitioners of  Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu federal constituency of Benue state, on Thursday, April 14, stormed the venue of the National Assembly in Abuja.

The protesters blocked the main entrance gate leaving only one lane to which  security operatives were directing both senators and members to use their vehicles for coming  and going  out of the Assembly.

The protesters  who came in large numbers with placards, demanded explanation from Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of representatives  on  his  refusal  to respect the appeal court judgement .

Dominic Sunday Ochenehi, a barrister who led the protest, said  the Appeal Court seating in Abuja, by Justice Tani Yusuf, on February 8,  upheld the elections of Christian Adabah Abah representing Ado/Obadigbo/Opkokwu Benue state federal constituency.

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He was upheld as the rightful PDP candidate that won the 2015 general elections against Hassan Saleh, member representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo federal constituency in the House of representatives, who lost in the primaries.

He threatened that if  Abah is not sworn in immediately, there is an impending crisis awaiting from the constituency by the electorates who are demanding to know their right to vote, which if not addressed, will lead to loss of lives  in which Dogara will be held responsible.

According to Ochenehe , they have been writing several letters to both the speaker and the Senate president, pleading with them to respect the Appeal court judgement but to no avail informed their decision to embark on this peaceful protest.

He also said that Saleh has never won any election to represent them  and that his continuous stay at the national assembly is a source of worry to the electorates who voted Abah.

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Responding Mr. Ibrahim Ndako, the chief security office/ Sergeant at arm who addressed  the protesters on behalf of the speaker told them that Dogara  said the  matter is before the supreme  court so the should  await  for the out come of the verdict.

See some photos below:

Protesters outside NASS

Protesters outside NASS

Protesters holding their placards outside NASS

Protesters holding their placards outside NASS

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