Thugs allegedly sent by Senator Samuel Anyawu, representing Imo East Senatorial zone yesterday attacked protesters who were protesting against poor representation by the lawmaker.
The protesters and journalist were attacked while approaching the residence of the senator in Owerri, as police men short sporadically to calm the situation.
Over thousand protesters who marched through the major streets of Owerri , the Imo State capital said the group had decided to undertake this accros Nigeria to ensure every representatives do what is require by law.
The protest which was led by the South/East Coordinator of Occupy Constituencies, a non governmental organisation, comrade . Fidel Obi claimed that Anyawu has not represented his constituency well since elected a senator.
Comrade Obi told newsmen during the protest that Anyawu was insensitive to the plights of his constituents, hence the action by the people.
“This protest is a wakeup call for Sen. Samuel Anyawu and other senators that have not represented his constituents well.
“We want our senator Samuel Anyawu to carry the plight of his constituents to the national assembly”, he said.
Obi also demanded that Anyawu should key into the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti corruption crusade.
He accused Anyawu of playing politics with members of his constituents rather than given them quality representation.
“Today we are calling on our senator to demand that any of the members of the senate with high profile corruption charges in court should relinquish their positions”
Obi, while commending President
Muhammadu Buhari for his exemplary leadership, also demand that the national assembly expedite action to pass all anti corruption bills sent to them by the president.
The group also demanded the speedy passage of the 2017 budget and sustenance of the Single Treasurer Account TSA.
Kelechi Eke, Special Assistant to Anyawu on Media said the accusations were baseless and denied knowledge of the attack on protesters.