Less than 24 hours after a group staged a similar protest to the headquarters of INEC where they demanded immediate removal of the INEC chairman,
Protesters take over National Assembly, insisting on annulment of presidential election.
Some protesters on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja to register their displeasure over the outcome of the February 25 presidential election in Nigeria.
Carrying various placards with the inscriptions such as ‘Save our Democracy’, “Politicians are killing our Democracy,” “INEC killing the Nigerian Democracy,” among others, they repeated their earlier call for the annulment of the 2023 presidential election.
The protesteres took off from the Unity Fountain in Maitama and paralyzed vehicular movement in the heart of the nation’s capital for hours.
But they were however, denied entrance into the national assembly premises by security men notably the DPO of the national assembly.
He came to address the protesters, saying there was no written permission from the group or the relevant authorities, and as such, they will not be allowed into the national assembly premises.
However, their Leader and co-Convener of the Free Nigeria Group, Dr Moses Ogidi Paul, while addressing newsmen, described the Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC, as a failed institution.
He called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of its chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu for supervising what he tagged as a fraudulent presidential election.
Other members of the group equally expressed their pain over the conduct of the presidential poll.