In a bid to bring an end to corruption in the country, Charles Oputa, also known as Charley Boy, has led protesters to the National Assembly, Premium Times reports.
The protesters on Tuesday prevented movement to and from the Assembly complex by blocking the main entrance of the gate by erecting five tents in front of the Assembly’s gate and stationed a van.
They are demanding 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.
They 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 demanded the scrapping of the Senate, as they want a unicameral legislature.
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