The convention of Nigeria Political events (CNPP) has begun mobilisation to protest what it described as a rape of democracy in Benue State native govt election, calling for the scrapping of State Electoral Commissions across the usa if democracy most thrive on the grassroots degree.
It additional described the purported local executive election in Benue and the inauguration of its result in the state as a deliberate effort to foist a one celebration democracy on the state via Governor Samuel Ortom.
The CNPP Secretary common, Chief Willy Ezugwu, informed newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that the umbrella body of all registered political events and associations in Nigeria nonetheless rejects the “process and its outcome remains unacceptable to us.
“therefore, we’re already mobilising Nigerians and the civil society groups throughout the u . s . a . to resist this imposition and open chance to our democracy.
“As I’m talking to you, all of the Civil Society and Human Rights companies in the united states have united to end this impunity as soon as and for all. we shall use Benue as an example and a warning to other state governors who’re tramping the tenets of democracy underneath foot thru a charade they call council elections.
“i will be able to tell you that the sham in Benue used to be orchestrated by means of Governor Samuel Ortom and the chairman of Benue State Electoral fee, John Tsuwa Tor on the third of June 2017 to exclude political participation at the local degree.
“because of this we would like state electoral our bodies scrapped. we are chuffed that the good individuals of Benue State boycotted the election as a major voice in protesting against the establishment; that explains the unheard of voter apathy on the day of the election. The Benue individuals spoke loud and clear”, he said.
requested what the different pastime in Benue was once, Chief Ezugwu hastily spoke back, “If we condone this, it is going to go down in world’s historical past and will embolden other Governors and their State electoral body to proceed with this observe in Nigeria.
“If this charade is allowed to remain unchallenged, it’ll be tantamount to truncating Nigeria’s democracy and uprooting it from the roots”, he mentioned.
asked to present details of the planned protest, he said, “after we get to the bridge, we can cross it. the small print were concluded and the civil society groups are set.
“And we are insisting on the whole cancellation of the train and a return of over N1.2 billion siphoned within the name of the failed election”, the CNPP stated.