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Nigerian opposition to contest the elections outcomes

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Nigeria’s Labour Occasion denounced the nation’s presidential elections on Wednesday, claiming they’d not been “clear, free and truthful”.

At a briefing on Wednesday, Labour Occasion vice-presidential candidat Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed detailed situations of violence and voter intimidation saying the election was performed “in clear violation of agreed and promised INEC ( Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee), guidelines and pointers.”

“It’s our place that the purported outcomes didn’t meet the minimal standards of a clear, free and truthful election. Along with probably the most condemnable assaults, violence, voter intimidation and suppression, the election was performed in clear violation of agreed and promised INEC ( Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee) guidelines and pointers.” explainedDr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.

The tightly contested election has redrawn Nigeria’s electoral geography and produced outcomes which are considerably totally different from these of previous polls, with this being the primary time {that a} president takes workplace with lower than 50% of the vote and the place 4 candidates gained over 1,000,000 votes, say analysts.

Labour Occasion chief Peter Obi intends to contest the elections outcomes.

“Please be assured of our willpower to combat the injustice which were perpetrated on Nigerians by all authorized and peaceable means. Whereas painful, we implore you all to please stay peaceable and calm as our combat and willpower for a brand new Nigeria is simply starting.” added Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.

Civil Society Organisations and members of the Labour Occasion held an illustration condemning the work of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.

They held up placards studying “Cancel the 2023 Common Elections Now” and “Save Our Democracy.”

The events now have three weeks to attraction outcomes, however an election might be invalidated provided that it is confirmed the nationwide electoral physique largely didn’t comply with the legislation and acted in ways in which might have modified the outcome.