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Senator Dino Melaye & other PDP leaders involved in a struggle with police officers during a protest in Abuja

Friday, 5 October 2018

Six presidential aspirants, alongside the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, were teargassed by the Nigerian Police, during a peaceful protest against the partiality of the nation’s electoral body and the police.

The protesters, which included presidential aspirants Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; and Senator Datti Baba Ahmed had left the INEC Headquarters, and were approaching the Police headquarters on a peaceful protest where they were met with police barricades and live ammunition.

Senator Dino Melaye, the Chairman of the PDPs Committee to protest the Osun State gubernatorial elections, was also physically assaulted by some police officers.

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