Following the dissatisfaction of some electorate in the presidential election in Nigeria, protests rocked the Nigerian capital city, Abuja, on Tuesday against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that angry voters objected to the alleged discrepancies in the election results signed by party agents against what was uploaded at INEC portal.
The protesters, who are mostly youths, took over the Unity Fountain.
The demonstrators besieged the Unity Fountain with placards bearing various inscriptions, such as “We stand for Justice, we fight for a new Nigeria,” “President Buhari keep your promise,” “Democracy not INECcracy” who owns Nigeria? The people,’”. They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “save Nigeria from collapsing”.
Speaking at the protest ground, Convener of the demonstration, Moses Ogidi Paul of Yell-Out Nigeria decried the failure of INEC in the just-concluded presidential election.
Ogidi said it is not too late for INEC to redeem its image.
He said although Nigerians had great appetite for democracy and were keen to engage in various civic activities, their expectations were dashed.
According to him, the apathy recorded at the governorship and states House of Assembly elections conducted last Saturday was a clear consequence of failures by political elites and “unfortunately, INEC.”