- Senator Ben Murray Bruce has accused the Nigerian Police of attacking him and others during the protest against Osun poll result
- Murray-Bruce claimed he and others were tear-gassed during the protest at the INEC office
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, has accused the Nigeria Police Force of attacking him and others with teargass on Friday, October 5, during a protest at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Abuja.
The senator on his Twitter page claimed that gunshots were also fired during the peaceful protest. He shared a video of the protest, but not much could be deduced from it to substantiate his allegations.
He tweeted: "I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired. This was and still is a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in? This is madness, I came with words they answered with bullets!"
Senator Murray-Bruce, along with Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and other PDP chieftains were at the INEC headquarters to protest the outcome of the Osun state gubernatorial election.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, October 5, promised Nigerians and protesting members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the organisation would conduct credible elections in 2019.
The electoral umpire stated this through its social media handles that the 2019 general elections would be credible.
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