Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki and other Peoples Democratic Party chieftains protesting against the result of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja have been reportedly attacked by the police who shot in the air and used teargas on them.
The information was made public by Senator Ben Bruce on his Twitter page. Bruce who is among the protesters wrote:
“I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired.
“This was a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in?
“This is madness, I came with words they answered with bullets!”
The PDP wants the INEC to declare PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke the winner of the Osun election. Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido; and Senator Dino Melaye, and others were among the protesters.