Governorship Election: Nigerian Women Goes Naked, Protest Against Election Results

Some women in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria, have stripped themselves completely naked to protest against the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections in the state.

The angry women said they did not vote for Governor Abdullahi Sule who was declared winner of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) amid controversies.

The protesters who displayed placards with various inscriptions accused Governor Sule of rigging himself to power and forcing himself on the people. They, therefore, hurled curses at everyone who participated in denying them what they described as their mandate.

Hurling curses at politicians whom they accused of rigging Governor Sule into power, one of the angry protesters said, “I came here stark naked the way I came into this world to fight for my emancipation.

“Should there be my own compatriots who colluded with them to steal our mandate, I stand here today to curse and declare that may the ground open up and swallow them all.”

SaharaReporters had reported that following the announcement of the election results, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conspiring with officials of the INEC and security agents to manipulate and alter the governorship election results in the state.

The party alleged that the stolen results were taken to various locations including the Government House and the Federal University, Lafia, where APC agents altered and manipulated the figures in favour of the party.

The State Returning Officer for the governorship election, Professor Tanko Ishaya, declared that Governor Sule of the APC polled 347,209 votes, to beat his closest rival, David Ombugadu of the PDP, who had 283,016 votes.