Anti-Saraki Protesters Shrink To Just 4
Reports from the National Assembly hint that a social-media advertised rally to compel the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, abdicate his position as the number 3 citizen of the country, hit a snag as the mobilized crowd ignored the rally on the grounds of financial disagreement.
TheBrief gathered that the brain behind the rally, Citizen United For Peace And Stability, CUPS, an organization that had garnered both human and financial supports through social media campaigns was abandoned by syndicates who had earlier agreed to join the demonstration at Unity Fountain, Abuja.
“Despite a fresh mobilization from 9:00 am to 12:30 noon, only 4 people made it from the point of convergence to the National Assembly,” the source said.
Recalling that the convener, one Dr. Idris, generated thousands of Naira in the quest of generating funds to finance the protest, it is noteworthy that CUPS had been allegedly indicted for turning a patriotic exercise to an enterprise where political antagonists to Saraki are begged for money for personal aggrandizement.
The 4-man rally was, however, accompanied by law enforcement agencies to the gate of the National Assembly where a letter was dropped for Mr. Saraki.
A branded car with Lagos number plate conveyed the protesters to the venue.
The convener of CUPS had engaged in serious online mobilization for a massive protest to demand the resignation of the Senate President.