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Nigeria Election Update: Labour Party To Lead A Nationwide Protests Over Fraudulent Results

  MARCH 20 , 2023 | EASTERN PILOT Report By: Ifreke Inyang | The Labour Party, LP, has threatened to mobilize protests around Nigeria, alleg...



Report By: Ifreke Inyang |

The Labour Party, LP, has threatened to mobilize protests around Nigeria, alleging that election results are being manipulated by the opposition in Abia and Enugu States. This was made known in a statement signed by the party’s national chairman, Julius Abure, on Sunday. Abure claimed that supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state have held some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff hostage at Obingwa LGA. Labour Party also accused the PDP in Enugu of tampering with results of the governorship election. “The Labour Party had thoroughly reviewed all infractions and we have vowed to never again allow the use of foul means to usurp power as it was done in the past and merely ask us to go to court.

“If this is not addressed, we will be left with no choice other than to mobilise Obidients all over the country to take over the streets across the length and breadth of the country,” the statement read in part. This came after the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, insisted that he won the gubernatorial election in the state. Rhode-Vivour explained that the results of LP’s field agents indicated that he won Saturday’s governorship election. He accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of colluding with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to manipulate results.

In a series of tweets, the governorship candidate insisted that the results declared by INEC were not a reflection of the wishes of electorates in Lagos State. He wrote: “Firstly, I would like to thank all Lagosians, especially our supporters for coming out to vote yesterday for us. I’m convinced that with you in our corner, a NEW Nigeria is imminent. “However, I am saddened by the confirmed reports of violence and gross disenfranchisement of voters who only wished to perform their civic duty.

“Attacks on polling units, voters, and our party agents are totally antithetical to what we stand for & what Lagos truly represents. “Collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials to return the candidate of the APC is a slap on the face of democracy and everyone who came out to vote for us on Saturday. “In light of this, I am convinced beyond any doubt that the results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of the majority of peaceful Lagosians. “More so the results from our field agents and situation room indicated that we won this election.”


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