July 19, 2024

Storming the EU office in Abuja, protesters reject the election report

A group of Nigerians working under the banner of the Coalition of Civil Society Organization and Political Parties for Good Governance (CCSOPPGG) stormed the European Union office in Abuja to demonstrate against its report on the February 25, 2023 presidential election, which caused them concern.

The demonstrators marched from the Central Area to the European Union’s offices in the Federal Capital Territory while carrying many placards with various slogans.

The EU had earlier condemned the general elections in 2023 in a report, citing violence, murder, and vote-buying as some of the reasons for its condemnation.

At the EU headquarters, where the peaceful march came to an end, the group’s leaders spoke to EU officials.

The group left when an EU representative assured them that they would inform the Union of the protesters’ message.

Additionally, the Federal Government rejected the EU’s assessment on the 2023 general elections on Sunday, calling the mission’s findings “jaundiced” in the process.

Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, issued a statement saying, “We urge the EU and other foreign interests to be objective in all their assessments of the internal affairs of our country and allow Nigeria to breathe.”

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