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Supporters of Jonathan protest over non-payment

12 November 2014, 13:21

Abuja - Thousands of people rented to attend the declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office on Tuesday night held hostage officials of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) including the main financier, Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil Limited for failing to honour their financial commitment to them, reports NewsDay.

The officials were held hostage for close to four hours at TAN’s secretariat in Abuja.

The rented crowd alleged that they have not been paid in full for the three days that they have stayed in Abuja.

Also read: Abuja comes alive as Jonathan declares

Problems started when officials of TAN reneged on their earlier promise of paying each supporter N40 000.

Instead, they were offering N5 000, which was outrightly rejected by the rented crowd.

The protesters vowed not vacate TAN’s office until they were paid the agreed sum.

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