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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Protesters Invade Nass Over Refusal To Swear In Rep-elect Chris Abah aka Mad Lion

Constituents from Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu  in  Benue State have appealed to House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara to exercise fairness and justice  in the case of Christian Adabah Abah, a People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) candidate, whose election was upheld by the Appeal Court.

Despite being declared winner of the House of Representatives election in the constituency by the court, Abah was not among the three lawmakers sworn in on Wednesday by the Speaker.
Members of a group -Concerned Legal practitioners- stormed the Red Chambers on Thursday protesting the treatment meted out to Abah.
They locked down the National Assembly for several hours and it took the intervention of security agencies to restore movement in and out of the National Assembly complex.
The protesters, led by Dominic Sunday Ochenehi said the constituents had to resort to protest to the National Assembly because all entreaties to the Speaker and the Senate President had failed.
The Speaker however said he would not breach the law by swearing in Abah as the matter is before the Supreme Court.
The protesters were addressed by National Assembly’s Chief Security Officer (CSO)/Sergeant-At-Arm, Ibrahim Ndako on behalf of the Speaker, who pleaded that they should wait for  the Supreme Court verdict.

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