- Supporters of the former Senate majority leader Ali Ndume on Saturday, May 13, protested at the Borno state government House
- The protesters were against the suspension of Ndume by the Nigerian Senate
- They aimed at registering their displeasure to to the Senate President Bukola Saraki who visited the city to attend a wedding ceremony
Some protesters on Saturday, May 13, stormed the streets of Maiduguri to protest the suspension of the former Senate leader Ali Ndume.
The protesters aimed at registering their displeasure to to the Senate President Bukola Saraki who visited the city to attend a wedding ceremony.
NAIJ.com recalls that the Ndume was suspended for six months by the upper house for making allegations against Senator Dino Melaye among others.
Ahead of the wedding ceremony, the protesters in their scores flooded the streets of Maiduguri with various posters agitating the suspension of the former Senate leader, Premium Times reports.
Sources said the Ndume was also asked not to attend the wedding in Maidguri to avoid violent confrontations as the supporters lined of to the entrance of the Borno state government House.
It was gathered that the governor of the state Ibrahim Shettima led Saraki who attended with other Senator to the home of the groom's father Abba Kyari.
The supporters, NAIJ.com gathered were eventually disperse by the police officers deployed to the area.
Also members of the vigilante group were also ordered by the state to remove all provocative posters and billboards along the streets.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com can report that there was a reconciliation between the former governor of Gombe state Danjuma Goje and his Kano state colleague Ibrahim Dankwambo at the wedding ceremony.
At the event the master of ceremony invited the governor of Gombe and Bornor states to deliver the goodwill messages, but Dankwambo said: "I would rather invite our father and elder statesman, Senator Danjuma Goje, to speak on behalf of the government and people of Gombe state."
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