The United Labour Congress (ULC) has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of 2019 general elections saying it aborted the will of majority of Nigerians.
The Guardian reports that ULC complained that the commission went against the principles of election in the country. Joe Ajaero, its president, in a statement condemned the use of military, the police and other security agencies in the conduct of the polls.
Ajaero also faulted militarisation of the electoral process, intimidation of opponents and voters, as well as coercive collation and announcement of results that compromise electoral integrity.
According to him, the irregularities denied majority of Nigerians their rights to choose their leaders, as it stripped voters their power, leading the electorate to an edge where they believe that their votes no longer count. He also described the voters as being rendered orphans, unprotected, undefended, infertile, impotent and unable to create desired change.
Ajaero called on all stakeholders to come together and seek ways of making the country’s electoral processes more effective and transparent so that integrity of the ballot could be better appreciated.
Arewa youths slammed the INEC and the ruling APC over the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
The group in a statement by its national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, listed 6 points against the ruling party and the electoral umpire.
The Arewa group stated: “We have observed with deep regrets how the Presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted and we wish to express our disappointment with INEC and the ruling APC for their clear case of connivance.”