- The Nigerian Senate condemns the violence that occurred during the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states
- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe says that people who carry out violence in the country often get away with it
- Another senator, Abdullahi Yahaya, notes that it is the responsibility of all to prevent violence irrespective of the party they belong to
The Nigerian Senate during plenary on Tuesday, November 26, condemned the spate of violence in the country.
The lawmakers made the condemnation in reaction to the reported killings that occurred during the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
During deliberations, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe complained that people who carry out violence in the country often get away with it.
The senator cited the case of a PDP woman leader who was killed during the governorship election in Kogi state. He called on security agencies to arrest the killers who had been identified by the husband of the deceased.
"We join them to condemn this electoral violence. People have been known to create violence and nothing has been done. What we should add is that the law enforcement agencies must be up to task,” Abaribe said.
“The husband of the woman that was killed in Kogi has identified those that committed the crime and they should be arrested. We will urge all legal instrument that can be used to be deployed to curb electoral violence."
Another senator, Abdullahi Yahaya, said it was the responsibility for all to prevent violence irrespective of the party they belong to.
After the deliberations, the lawmakers observed a minute silence in honour of those that lost their lives in the Bayelsa and Kogi state elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate investigation into the murder of Achejuh Abuh, a PDP women leader who was killed during the Kogi state governorship election.
He said the evildoers behind the act must be made to face the wrath of the law, irrespective of who they are.
The position of Buhari was made known in a statement by the aide to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina on Sunday, November 24.
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