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Aggrieved Nigerians protest in Abuja over alleged manipulation of 2023 general election results

Aggrieved Nigerians under the aegis of Citizens Unite for Democracy (CUfD) on Wednesday staged a protest at the popular Unity Fountain in the nation’s capital Abuja over alleged manipulation of the 2023 general elections.

 

The placards-carrying protesters vowed to shut down the country over what they described as daylight robbery by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in connivance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to subvert the will of Nigerians in the just concluded election.

 

Some of the inscriptions on their placards read; INEC Is Corrupt, Democracy Under Threat In Nigeria, INEC Keep Your Promise, INEC Is Bias, We Stand For Justice and others

 

Speaking on behalf of the group, Isaac Balami accused the electoral body of breaking the peace accord signed by the political parties by going ahead to declare the APC Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner while millions of results have not yet been uploaded on the INEC Election Results Viewing Portal (IReV).

 

He said they are ready to defend their mandate with the last drop of their blood just as he called for the total cancellation of the elections.

 

The protesters also called on the United Nations to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that justice is done irrespective of whose ox is gored.

 

He said many protesters are coming from different states and they are ready to occupy Abuja with the view to regain their stolen mandate.

 

Also, armed security operatives including the Nigerian police, Department of State Security ( DSS ), Civil Defence Corps and others have been stationed within and around the venue of the protest to forestall possible breakdown of law and order.

 

(Daily Independent)

 

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