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APC Anti Muslim-Muslim ticket protesters lament ill-treatment, demand payment

By David Lawani, Abuja
Some hired protesters, on Tuesday, created a scene at Buhari House in Abuja , demanding payment for staging a protest against the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim-Muslim ticket.

It was gathered that the protesters were brought to the venue with three Luxurious buses on Tuesday morning.


Some of the said protesters were seen angrily shouting on top of their voices against a chieftain of the party (name witheld), who mobilised them to the headquarters of the ruling party.

According to the protesters, the organizers of the protest have refused to pay them for their service, adding that they were chased by staff of the APC from the venue of the protest.

One of the members who pleaded anonymity told ThisNigeria “We came to protest against the Muslim Muslim ticket that the party has introduced. It is affecting the party because this is not the best for it. But my major concern is that they should pay us our money. We came from far distances. Some of us are from Kubwa, Diedey and that axis. How did they think we would return to our destinations?

“We left all what we were doing to come for this protest. Now, they are no where to be found. Is this not wickedness? They are making us feel that we don’t know what we are doing. Is this supposed to be so? Can this happen to their children? Why will they hire us yet no payment?”.

While some of the protesters sought shelter under trees around the Buhari House, others were seen begging security men at the ECWA Church near the APC secretariat for shelter.

One of the protesters, a 57-year-old woman who approached our correspondent at the car park in front of the Buhari House lamented how they were left in the rain without any care.

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Other young protesters were seen threatening to stage another protest against their primary mission at the APC national headquarters.

The older woman who spoke with newsmen under condition of anonymity said: “They brought us from different places from the outskirts of Abuja. I am from Dei-Dei, some are from Suleija while some from Maraba. We were told that we will get three thousand each after the protest but since we finished nobody is even talking to us and the bus that brought us has left,” She lamented.

Another young man who also narrated his ordeal said: “I was about going to my place of work this morning when our coordinator approached me that one man wanted us to protest at APC national secretariat but since we finished about two hours ago, the coordinator and the man that invited us have disappeared and we are left in the rain.

“Although some people are saying whether they went to withdraw money from bank but leaving us in the rain without communication is a bad treatment and if care is not taken we will stage another protest against our mission here.”



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