Protesters led by Charley Boy block National Assembly entrance

Protest

Scores of Nigerians led by Charles Oputa, also known as Charley Boy, have blocked the main gate of the country’s lawmaking institution, the National Assembly, seeking an end to corruption.

The protesters, Tuesday, erected five tents in front of the Assembly’s gate and stationed a van, preventing movement to and from the Assembly complex.

Their demands include the death penalty as punishment for stealing public funds; a slash of salaries of political office holders by 70 per cent; a stop of state / local government joint account; and public disclosure of details of National Assembly’s multi-billion naira budget.

The protesters – members of the “Occupy Unlimited,” described as a civil society group that advocates good governance and corruption free society – also want the National Assembly to review the constitution towards amending the clause that grants immunity to the president, vice-president, governors, and the deputy-governors. They want the law amended so the officials can be tried for criminal matters while in office.

They also want a unicameral legislature, asking that the Senate be scrapped.


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  • George

    sOLDIERS are killing your brothers and sisters IPOD no word came from you but only interested in matters that isn’t of interest to your region. Yeye man

    • kinsly

      Why not go and protest the killing of your sister and your brother? Nothing stops you from protesting at the National Assembly or US Congress or Russian Duma or if you like,you are free to protest at the UN! Let Charly boy do his own, summon courage to do your own.

      • Observer

        abeg tell the Monkey carrying dog o… Abproko

      • Gbenga

        Thanks so much, Kinsly. Many of these people think with their legs.

        • otunga

          And you think with your fingers….your people my ass!

          • Gbenga

            Who wrote ‘your people’ in a post? And who said anything that pertained to you in a post? Olumba, or whatever your name is, you must be pleasantly sick.

      • Arc_Deji_Alabi

        Thanks very much, that was the perfect reply. No one could have said it better

  • Mama Kay

    Well done. May your efforts be crowned with success.

  • Arc_Deji_Alabi

    This is a bold move, I hope they would be persistence and many more would join. Corruption has caused to much damaged to this nation.
    Look at what corruption has done to South Africa, from No1 economy in Africa she is now No3. Jacob Zuma is slowly destroying the country

  • justice uloko

    Very interesting protest. The National Assembly need to be scrap