The Federal Government has been tasked to arrest and probe perpetrators of various acts of electoral violence during the just concluded general elections before it’s too late.
Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ari Alli, has arraigned three persons at Chief Magistrate’s Court in Asaba for alleged involvement in violence during the March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
The Southern Women’s Forum (SWF), a regional and non-partisan platform promoting and advancing the cause of political participation of women in Southern Nigeria, has lamented the decline in women’s political representation, just as it condemned the electoral violence and voter suppression that characterized the 2023 general elections across the country.
It was a return to the old order yesterday, as widespread violence, ballot box snatching, destruction of BVAS machines and intimidation of voters by hoodlums characterised what would have been President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral parting gift to the country
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged security operatives to investigate those involved in threats and violence in the build-up to the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Coordinator for Ahoada-West Local Council of Rivers State, one Mr. Chisom (Surname not confirmed) has been shot dead.
IPAC said the planned violence is a low in Bayelsa State, where recent elections were peaceful and violence-free
Disruption of the voting process and carting away of ballot boxes were, yesterday, recorded in some polling units in Surulere Local Council of Lagos State.
To ensure effective policing of the 2023 General Elections, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed a meeting of all Heads of Operations in states and Zonal Commands at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for a one-day training on practical approaches to curbing electoral violence.
The reported attacks on presidential and gubernatorial contestants like Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) in Katsina; Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Atiku Abubakar in Maiduguri; PDP governorship candidate Abdul-Azeez Adediran (aka Jandor) in Lagos, as well as beheading of politicians by non-state actors in Imo and Anambra states are symptomatic of collapsed police system
A renowned cleric, Prophet Samuel Olu-Alo, has cautioned Nigerian youths against allowing themselves to be used as political thugs in the forthcoming general election.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has urged youths and women to prepare to vote during the general elections to reduce voter apathy in the state and Nigeria.