Mrs. Stella Oboshi, the woman leader of the People Democratic Party, in response to the recent events surrounding the Appeal Court judgment on the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has expressed strong condemnation for the military attack on women participating in a protest.
This protest was organized in reaction to the Appeal Court’s decision that invalidated the victory of David Ombugado of the PDP at the Tribunal held in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
Mrs. Oboshi, who also leads a peaceful women’s demonstration in Nasarawa, decried the unjust nature of the attack on the protesting women, emphasizing that their peaceful demonstrations, spanning over six months, had not resulted in any destruction or violation of the law.
She clarified that the women were protesting the Appeal Court’s verdict that upheld the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule, whom they had not voted for, and who was declared the governor for a second term.
During the protest, Mr. Adamu Davison Henry, the leader of the PDP Concern Group, expressed concern over what he deemed a departure from democratic principles in the appeal court’s judgment. Henry raised questions about the credibility of the electoral process, particularly pointing out instances of irregularities that, according to him, were overlooked by the tribunal under the pretext of technicalities.
Highlighting specific cases, Henry pointed to discrepancies in the number of accredited voters and the votes allocated to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in certain wards, such as Gayam and Chiroma. He argued that these irregularities were conveniently shielded by the tribunal, raising doubts about the integrity of the electoral system.