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Saraki-Led PDP Protest A Charade – Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has described the Senate President Bukola Saraki-led protest against the defeat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti and Osun governorship elections as a joke and charade.

Aregbsesola said at the presidential villa in Abuja that the protest of the PDP and select senators, including Dino Melaye and Ben Bruce, “is nothing but a charade and an act of irresponsibility’’.

“The party that was defeated in the election is already in the tribunal. So, I don’t know what the protest is meant to do.

“It is a charade and an act of gross irresponsibility. After an election, the only option left for any responsible citizen is to go to the tribunal.

“If you are already in court and you are still doing a street protest, it is either you are not mentally stable or you need psychiatric attention.”

The Osun State outgoing governor applauded the president for working the talk concerning free and fair elections in the country.

Saraki had led members of PDP on Friday to engage in a protest to the Abuja headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police headquarters.

Naija News recalls that the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki led, PDP heavyweight to express their displeasure concerning the alleged role, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police Force place in ensuring victory for the APC in Osun and Ekiti Elections.

Meanwhile, the Police have summoned Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Bruce who were arrowheads of the protest.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, the protesters tried to attack some officers.

Moshood in a statement, described the act as unruly and unlawful and therefore, summoned the party members who he said were caught on camera.

“Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Bruce were captured on camera to have been involved in the disturbance of public peace and public safety.

“They unlawfully blockade of Shehu Shagari way for several hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety.’’


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am