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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

Thugs beat up anti-Ganduje protesters at APC headquaters

Thugs beat up anti-Ganduje protesters at APC headquaters

There was pandemonium on Thursday as thugs assaulted protesters who gathered at the premises of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, demanding the resignation of its national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The protesters, marching from the Valential Hotel area of Wuse 2, Abuja, towards the APC national secretariat on Blantyre Street, were attacked by thugs wielding sticks.

The assailants seized banners and placards from the protesters and beat some of them. The protesters fled for safety and later regrouped at an open location in Wuse 2.

There, their leader Hamisu Suleiman Sardauna, called on critical stakeholders in the party to remove Ganduje and restore the position to the North Central region, by the 2022 zoning arrangement.

Sardauna stated, “We are peacemakers. We are members of this party, so nobody can deny us justice. We are here for a peaceful protest, but some thugs came around and beat our members. This is shameful.”

“We are clamouring for justice. APC stakeholders must return the office of national chairman to the North Central. We are calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, governors of the party, and other critical stakeholders to champion this cause in line with the provisions of the APC constitution.”

Similarly, the chairman of the APC Stakeholders’ Forum in Nasarawa State, Sani Ibrahim Jigas, said, “Adamu’s replacement ought to have come from the North Central. We are therefore calling on our stakeholders to ensure justice is done.”

He added, “Some of our members are now in the hospital because they were beaten by thugs a few minutes ago. Shame to whoever sent them to attack our members.”

While the security operatives manning the entrance gate to the APC secretariat were watching the drama, the protesters left with just three banners during the attack.

One of the banners has the inscription “Dr. Ganduje, kindly resign and face your prosecution in Kano.”

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