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Irate youths block Senate Leader’s convoy from attending wedding party

Irate youths block Senate Leader's convoy from attending wedding party

Following alleged neglect of his constituency, Senate Majority Leader Ahmed Lawan, was on Saturday reportedly turned back along with his convoy from attending a wedding party by angry youths.

The senator and his convoy were said to be on their way to the wedding ceremony at the Emir of Bade’s palace, before the youths who accused him of abandoning the constituency since emerging a senator, took to Nguru-Gashua highway and stopped Lawal at Gasma community.

It was learnt that Lawal had on Friday flown into Kano and was travelling by road to Gashua to attend the wedding on Saturday before he was stopped.

The Senate Majority Leader was said to have at first, overtook the protesting youths and successfully passed through Nguru, before the angry youths then alerted other communities.

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Following the alert, youths of Gasma community reportedly blocked the road leading to Gashua and on sighting the senator insisted that he must return back from where he was coming from.

All the pleas by the senator were said to have fallen on deaf ears and that when the situation snowballed into violence, Senator Lawal purportedly could not continue the journey, as he and his convoy turned back.

One of the Gasma youths, Buba Isa, was said to have claimed that their action was to send a strong message to Lawal, so that he will understand he was no longer welcomed in his constituency except he changes and becomes relevant to the people by carrying out constituency projects.

 

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