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Nobody Can Force Any Lawmaker Out Via Protest – Ndume Reacts to Occupy NASS

Senate Leader, Sen. Mohammed Ali-Ndume, said on Tuesday that no amount of protest would force any legislator to resign.

According to VANGUARD, Ndume made the remark while reacting to the ongoing #OccupyNASS.

He described the protest as a “wrong precedence and anti-democratic’’.

“That is why we are not trying to say anything about them because what is happening out there is a very dangerous precedence that we are trying to set. I contested to represent Borno South.

“I did not force myself on my people and therefore somebody out there, especially the one that did not elect me cannot force me out because I didn’t come in by force.

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I came in by ballot not by gun, not by placard, I have posters not placards. “So, if for example, I am short of performance and my constituents feel that they do not have time to waste, there is a clear cut process by which they can ask me to be recalled.

“They will collect signatures, ask for me to be recalled, that is the democratic way, not by coming in here to stand and say you want to occupy NASS. “You occupy NASS to do what, to be leader or to be senator? It does not work that way,” he said.

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