On Tuesday, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar criticized President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s comments on the 2023 election. Atiku In a statement issued by his media assistant Phrank Shaibu, he accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) standard-bearer of hypocrisy. Tinubu earlier on Tuesday condemned the reported violence in the 2023 general election and called for healing and reconciliation in the country. He said: “I am saddened by the isolated violations reported by some…"Atiku accuses Tinubu of ‘hypocrisy’ on election conduct, condemns voter intimidation in Lagos –"
US condemns violence, voter intimidation in Nigeria’s elections, threatens sanctions –
The United States on Tuesday condemned voter intimidation and violence in last weekend’s Nigerian gubernatorial and house elections. Nigeria is in the spotlight for the second time in three weeks after reports of violence, voter intimidation and suppression, ballot box looting and other abuses during last Saturday’s election. However, in a statement issued by the US embassy in Nigeria, Washington praised the independent national electoral commission (INEC) made significant improvements to elections. But it condemned…"US condemns violence, voter intimidation in Nigeria’s elections, threatens sanctions –"
The Lagos state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the spate of violence and attacks following Saturday’s statewide gubernatorial/state assembly elections, saying what happened in Lagos was not an election but a game. The PDP condemned the drill in a statement issued and signed by its spokesman Hon. Hakeem Amode said that if Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate for the eventual governing All Progressive Congress (APC), would be “unable to vote To…"Lagos PDP condemns spate of violence, ballot box snatching during Saturday poll –"
Adelowo Oladipo, Minnesota The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the State Department of Niger have condemned in stronger terms the attack by military personnel on some journalists from Landmark FM Contagola, who were covering the Contagola Governor and State Assembly elections. Considering the importance of the general election for the country’s development, NUJ State Secretary Comrade Usman Chiji issued a statement calling the attack barbaric and unfortunate. The union said it was concerned because…"Niger NUJ condemns Military personnel assault on members –"
The Socioeconomic Rights and Responsibility Project (SERAP) described Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections across the country as rigged. Reports of violence, voter suppression and other irregularities have marred elections in many parts of the country, especially Lagos. In a series of tweets on its Twitter handle, the group condemned the widespread violence in the process. SERAP also accused politicians of rigging the election and called for the release of opposition politicians allegedly arrested by…"SERAP condemns Nigeria’s elections, demands release of detained politicians –"
Lagos Labor gubernatorial candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has expressed sympathy for victims of attacks in the state’s gubernatorial and House elections on Saturday. Voter intimidation by alleged political thugs has been reported in many parts of the state during elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed elections at 10 polling stations in the state’s Victoria Garden City (VGC) region until Sunday morning amid concerns that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to…"Labour Party’s Rhodes-Vivour condemns attack on Lagos voters –"
• Assignment journalists for conflict-sensitive reporting Ademola Babalola, chairperson of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo State Committee, on Friday condemned the pre-election violence that left three dead and many others injured in Ibadan, And tasked security agencies with stepping up the safety of voters and INP staff at the Election Commission (INEC) during and after Saturday’s Governor and State Assembly polls. The state’s top reporter also called for the arrest of the perpetrators…"NUJ condemns pre-election violence in Ibadan –"
Timi Frank condemns British envoy’s call on Nigerians to be proud of presidential election –
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Advocacy Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday condemned the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, over the country’s recent President and National Assembly Statement of democratic elections. Lane was recently quoted in media reports calling on Nigerians to take pride in the 2023 general election despite the apparent setbacks. In a statement in Abuja, Frank called on Lane to urgently apologize to Nigerians for…"Timi Frank condemns British envoy’s call on Nigerians to be proud of presidential election –"
Mohammad Sabiou – Kaduna Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, Lieutenant Governor of Kaduna State, condemned the renewed killings in South Kaduna State. She made this public when she led a Kaduna state government delegation to Zangon Kataf local government to express her sympathy to the people of the area. Balarabe noted that the attack that resulted in the loss of several lives and the injury of many others was quite sad and unfortunate. She further said…"Kaduna govt condemns renewed killings in Southern Kaduna –"
isola michael The Forum of Former Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Local Government Council condemned the violence “characteristic of the state’s All Progressive Congress (APC) movement”. The former president made the condemnation at a press conference held by the NUJ Bauchi Secretariat on Tuesday, calling on the people of the state to distance themselves from the violent and evil perpetrators ahead of the March 18 state and gubernatorial elections. Mahmud Abba Yana, ex-Chairman of…"Forum of ex-Council Chairmen condemns violence –"