2023: Peter Obi’s Supporters Storm INEC Headquarters in Abuja, Make Huge Demand from Chairman, Officials
- Nigeria's electoral body has been urged to ensure that Nigerians get a free, fair and credible elections
- The call was made to the Independent National Electoral Commission, its leadership and official by supporters of Peter Obi of the Labour Party
- Obi's supporters made the demand during a protest at INEC's headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22
Ahead of Saturday's presidential election, members of the Labour Party and supporters of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Wednesday, February 22, stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja to canvas for a free, fair and credible poll.
Peter Obi supporters under the umbrella of Citizen Advocates 4 Labour Party Mandates, were led to the INEC headquarters by Ireti Kingibe, the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party in the FCT.
Addressing journalists during the march, Kingibe called on INEC, its leadership and officials to ensure the exercise is free, fair and credible.
She warned that INEC should work assiduously to ensure there will be no vote-buying on Saturday and other subsequent elections.
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"The director of security who spoke on behalf of the INEC chairman has assured us that they are going to conduct a credible, inclusive, fair and equitable election; but they also asked that we the people should own the process and that is what we the Obidients have promised to do.
"It is on this ground that I am calling on all residents of FCT to be VIPs (Vote in Peace) on Saturday. I urge everybody to go out and own the election and hold INEC to a free, fair and credible election."
Also speaking, the convener of Yellout Nigeria, Moses Ogidi-Paul, said the march was organised to urge INEC to ensure the exercise is free, fair and credible.
"What has happened right now is symbolic in our nation's history. Just a few hours before Nigeria's election, right here in Abuja, we march after a symbolic event that speaks to the value of our peace, equity and fairness as a nation.
"We are saying no to vote buying. We say no to rigging and violence. These are some of the factors that have produced the kinds of elements we had in Nigerian political history and leadership."
Addressing the demonstrators, Ndah Sampson, a director of security with INEC assured that the exercise would be free and fair.
He, however, urged the Nigerian electorate to stay back and monitor their votes after casting their ballots.
3 days to 2023 election, Nigeria Labour Congress scatters everywhere, tells workers who to vote for
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advised all workers across Nigeria to ensure that they cast their votes for Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
In a statement dated February 21, and signed by Chris Uyot, the national secretary, NLC's national political commission said the decision was taken following the resolution of the congress after its resolution of the inaugural meeting of the National Administrative Council (NAC).
The statement which was seen by Legit.ng said the NLC is directing workers and all Nigerians to go out en mass to perform their civic duties by voting in the forthcoming elections.
To forestall electoral malpractices, group unveils 'miracle' app to protect Peter Obi's votes
In an effort to forestall all forms of electoral malpractices in the Saturday, February 25 and March 11, general elections, the leadership of the Labour Party in the Federal Capital Territory has unveiled a votes-tracking social networking app.
The app, which was unveiled at the Merit House, Abuja, on Tuesday, February 21, was developed by Structure Media Ltd, an IT firm based in the United Kingdom.
The development of the app, Legit.ng gathered is part of the firm's support for the presidential bid of Peter Obi, the Labour Party's flag bearer and his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.