Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) on Friday said policemen teargassed him and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
The lawmaker had participated in a protest led by the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, to express displeasure with the outcome of the Osun governorship rerun election which was won by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola.
In a post on his Twitter handle, Murray Bruce wrote: “I have just been teargassed by the Police at INEC’s office. Gunshots have been fired.
“This was a peaceful protest (sic). How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in?
“This is madness, I came with words they answered with bullets!”
This is the video as best as we could get in the circumstances. We have a democratic right to peaceful protest and freedom of association. This act is unconscionable in a democracy. pic.twitter.com/wxmY9wWvFE
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) October 5, 2018