Peter Obi laments lives lost during polls, LP condemns process
Peter Obi slams several incidents of attacks and voter suppression were reported across the country, particularly in Lagos State.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has expressed sorrow for the deaths caused by violence committed during the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections on Saturday.
Instances of violence and voter suppression were recorded all over the nation, but especially in Lagos State, where the party had built up a sizable base of support before the February 25 presidential election.
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Early on Sunday morning, Peter Obi wished for the injured people’s swift recovery in a tweet.
“With sadness, my heart goes deeply to the Nigerians who lost their lives and those who were maimed for participating in such a simple thing as an election. My prayers and wishes for a quick recovery of the injured,” he said.
“My sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. May God Almighty grant them eternal rest, and grant their families the fortitude to bear their sad irreplaceable loss.
“I pray earnestly that God Almighty will save and help Nigeria out of this precarious situation.”
With sadness, my heart goes deeply to the Nigerians who lost their lives and those who were maimed for participating in such a simple thing as an election. My prayers and wishes for a quick recovery of the injured.
Labour Party Condemns Gov, State Assembly Polls
The Labour Party has condemned the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly elections across the country, describing the exercise as “a complete sham.”
“The leadership of the Labour Party has watched with trepidation the ongoing rape of democracy in Nigeria as being supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,” its National Chairman, Julius Abure, said in a statement on Saturday.”
He decried that “serious” thuggery, violence and suppression of voters prevailed unchecked as people were prevented from going to vote for candidates of their choice, “especially when they perceived you are supporting the opposition party.”
The LP chairman cited incidences of ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and high levels of vote buying, saying electoral crimes were “very visible” in Rivers, Lagos, Enugu, Edo, Delta, and several other states.
According to Abure, the conduct of the polls by INEC led by Prof. Mahmood Yakubu “clearly proved” that the outcome of the February 25 presidential election was a “well-orchestrated plot to favour a particular political party and candidate”.