[PHOTOS] Protesters storm APC headquarters, demand sack of Saraki from party
Some protesters stormed the headquarters of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, on Tuesday demanding the sack of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the party.
The protesters, who said they were members of the APC in Kwara, also commended the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to dissolve the Kwara party executive.
It would be recalled we reported earlier the decision of the NWC to dissolve the Kwara executive which had pledged total loyalty to Mr Saraki. However, the executives rejected the dissolution, saying the NWC acted illegally.
Although Mr Saraki is still officially a member of the APC, he is expected to decamp to the opposition PDP soon. The other federal lawmakers from Kwara were among the over two scores federal lawmakers who defected from the APC last week.
The protesters on Tuesday are however unwilling to wait for Mr Saraki’s defection; instead, they want him expelled from the party.
Addressing journalists during their peaceful rally at the national secretariat, Tayo Awodiji called for the expulsion of Mr Saraki for anti-party activities.
“The dissolution of the Balogun APC executives in Kwara State by Adams Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee is highly commendable as it is long awaited,” Mr Awodiji said.
He said the dissolution will pave way for proper repositioning of the party ahead of the 2019 election.
The protesters also called for the conduct of fresh membership registration in the state and the recall of the Kwara lawmakers who defected from APC.