Coalition Calls for Cancellation of Lagos West Senatorial Election
By: Femi Mustapha
A group under the auspices of Truly and Fully Arewa Movement of Nigeria has called for the cancellation of Lagos West senatorial elections.
While reading a text of the press conference jointly signed yesterday by the President of Truly and Fully Arewa Movement, Ismail Mohammed, and the National President of Unity & Peace Awareness Initiative, Dr. Marcus Nacheson, the group noted that the election was disrupted in 7,000 polling units across 10 local government areas of Lagos State.
The President, represented by Prince Elijah Jibrin, noted that the election was marred by a lot of irregularities and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Lagos West senatorial election and set a new date for a fresh election to be conducted in all 7,000 polling units across the LGAs.
“We are also calling on local and international observers alike to draw the attention of INEC with immediate effect,” Jibrin said.
“Hoodlums destroyed BVAS machines and thereby disrupted the entire process. Electoral materials arrived at most of the polling units at about 12 noon.”
Other signatories to the text include Coordinator, International Peace Foundation, Chief Yaro Jehzi, the Chairman, Coalition of Northern NGOs & Groups, Alhaji Muluk Saleh Muchika, the Chairman, Borno Reformers, Gazama Bulama, and 7 others.