Protesters Hold Senator Hostage
Electorates are now angry with lawmakers who cannot deliver promises made before they were elected, shunning the recall option.
Joshua Lidani, Senator representing Gombe South, was held hostage by some youths of his constituency.
Lidani, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reportedly paid an unscheduled visit to Talasse, a town in his constituency on Monday, when protesters besieged him.
Lidani was said to have taken refuge in the palace of the Emir of the town, with protesters standing outside and demanding that he should come out to “answer some of their questions".
One of the protesters reportedly claimed that Lidani refused to visit Talasse since his election despite several appeals, only for him to sneak in on Monday.
Apart from those at the emir’s palace, several youth groups were said to have blocked all other roads the Senator may seek to sneak out, not just in Talasse here, but other villages along the road as well.
The Gombe State Police Command was said to have reported to the scene, but left to avoid confrontation.
It was gathered that a combined team of security officials including the army later stormed the Emir's palace to rescue the Senator.
Only on Saturday, a member of the House of Representatives, Garba Hamman Julde from Taraba State was attacked by irate youths in his constituency
The constituents hurled stones at the lawmaker for allegedly abandoning them.
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