Protesters storm National Assembly, demand annulment of February 25 presidential election


By Aaron Ossai

A group operating under the aegis of Free Nigeria Group, FNG yesterday stormed the National Assembly to register their displeasure over the outcome of the presidential election conducted on February 26, 2023.

The protesters in large numbers carried placards with the various inscriptions such as ‘Save our Democracy’, “Politicians are killing our Democracy,” “INEC killing the Nigerian Democracy,” among others as their leader, Dr Moses Ogidi Paul, while addressing newsmen reiterated their earlier call for the annulment of the 2023 presidential election.

The protest, which took off from the Unity Fountain in Maitama, paralyzed human and vehicular movements in the heart of the nation’s capital for hours.

However, the demonstrators met stiff resistance as they were denied entrance into the National Assembly Complex by security men.

Addressing them the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of the National Assembly told the protesters that 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.

The Leader and co-Convener of the Free Nigeria Group, Dr Moses Ogidi Paul, while addressing newsmen, described the Independent National Electoral Commission, 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.