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Huge protest at National Assembly over Ndume’s suspension by Senate.

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Thousands of protesters in Abuja blocked the entrance to the National Assembly, asking for the immediate reinstatement of senator Ali Ndume, the rapresentant of Borno south. Mr. Ndume was suspended last week by the Senate for investigations against the senate president, Bukola Saraki, and Kogi senator, Dino Melaye. Mr. Saraki is allegedly accused 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. Borno politicians did try to get Mr Ndume reinstated, protesters arrived the National Assembly gate with placards blaming 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.

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