Guber poll: Ladies in Akwanga go topless to protest alleged rigging of governorship election

David Ombugadu


By David Okpashi


LAFIA —The women in Akwanga Local government Area of Nasarawa State Friday came to the streets half clad to protest the outcome of the recent governorship election in the state.


The women who wore black attires carrying various placards, claimed that their mandate was stolen, their votes must count, INEC must revert the result of the governorship in Nasarawa in the interest of peace.


It would be recalled that tension has continued to mount in Lafia and some parts of the State following alleged rigging of the guber election in the state.


Women protesters who were in their numbers demanded the foe the declaration of PDP candidate David Ombugadu or outright cancellation of the governorship election in view of the glaring malpractices in the election.


The protesters who matched around major streets of Akwanga topless also alleged rigging of the governorship election by INEC in the state and the declaration of results causing traffic gridlock.


Our correspondent who stumbled on the protesting women along the bye pass in Akwanga observed that the protesters were seen in their black attires to expressed their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the governorship results declared by the electoral umpire from the last Saturday gubernatorial election in the state.


our correspondent also report that the protesters were being escorted by the security agencies deployed to forestall break down of law and order in the local government area.


It would be recalled that Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress, APC was returned as winner of the election after defeating the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, David Umbugadu, by a margin of 64,193.

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