Peter Obi laments as Nasarawa women protest topless over election results


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded general elections, Peter Obi, has reacted to the topless protest by women in Nasarawa State over the outcome of the polls.


Women in Akwanga Local government Area of Nasarawa State had yesterday stripped themselves half-naked to protest the outcome of the governorship election in the state.


The women claimed that their mandate was stolen and insisted that their votes must count.


Obi, in a reaction on Twitter on Friday night, said that the purpose of elections is defeated when the people are denied their choices.


“I just came across a sad, heartbreaking video where Nasarawa women staged a topless protest as a means of registering their displeasure with the election results,” he said.


The Labour Party presidential candidate said that it is a grave injustice when citizens could not have the opportunity to vote in a free, fair and credible process.


He lamented that women whose rights should be protected have now been degraded.


Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner of the March 18 governorship election in Nasarawa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


Collation and Returning Officer in the State Prof Ishaya Tanko, said that the APC candidate polled a total of 347, 209 votes to defeat his closest opponent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, David Ombugadu, who scored 283, 016 votes.

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