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Breaking News: Massive Protest at National Assembly Over Ndume's Suspension


Supporters and constituents of suspended Senator, Ali Ndume representing Borno South have stormed the National Assembly quarters demanding reinstatement of the embattled senator, Premium Times reports.

Ali Ndume, a former Majority Leader of the red chambers was placed on six months suspension lask week by the senate for suggesting that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye clear themselves of allegations of forgery leveled against them.

News reports accused Mr. Saraki of importing a Range Rover SUV without paying appropriate import duty, and attempting to clear the vehicle with falsified papers.

Mr. Melaye was accused of falsely claiming to have graduated from Ahmadu Bello University.

The Senate dismissed both allegations and sanctioned Mr. Ndume by suspending him for six months.

There have been moves by Borno politicians to get Mr. Ndume reinstated.

Protesters arrived the National Assembly gate early Tuesday, with placards lambasting Mr. Saraki and the Senate.

“Saraki is a curse”, one placard read.

Many of the protesters said they were natives of southern Borno, Mr. Ndume’s district, but mostly live in Mararaba and Masaka areas of Abuja, Premium Times reports.

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