Agitations in favour of Senator Ali Ndume, representing Southern Borno, took another dimension as thousands of protesters calling for his immediate reinstatement stormed the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday morning.
The placards carrying protesters virtually barricaded the NASS entrance gate.
Senator Ndume was suspended last week by the Senate for allegedly calling for probe of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on alleged importation of Range Rover SUV and Senator Dino Melaye, Kogi for alleged claimed of having graduated from Ahmadu Bello University.
However, after investigating the issues, the Senate cleared the Senate President and Sen. Melaye, while at the same time suspended Ndume for a period of six months.
The Senate dismissed both allegations, and sanctioned Mr. Ndume by suspending him for six months.
But his suspension did not go down well with his constituency and some top politicians from Borno who had since that intensified lobbying for his reinstatement, the climax of which was the Tuesday’s protests.
The protesters who arrived the NASS gate early Tuesday, marched with placards with various inscriptions targeted at Sen. Saraki and the Senate.