No fewer than 500 women of the Peoples Democratic Party from across the 13 Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State sought the cancellation of the governorship poll held in the state on Tuesday.
The group of women all dressed in black and led by the state women leader of the party, Stella Oboshi, with other non-party members stormed Lafia, in a peaceful protest, demanding for the cancellation of the March 18, 2023 polls.
While speaking with newsmen, the women leader said that the Independent National Electoral Commission went ahead to announce a winner of the governorship election even though there was contention in the results that emanated from Gayam and Ciroma electoral wards in the state capital.
Oboshi said, “What we are doing today is a peaceful protest and it is allowed in Democracy. The reason for our protest is that in Nasarawa State, two electoral wards cannot hold the whole state to ransom.
“The governorship election and that of the House of Assembly were done the same day, the same time and with the same election materials. But the governorship election was announced, and that of the House of Assembly has not been announced up till this moment because it was declared inconclusive.
“If Gayam and Ciroma electoral wards results from Lafia LGA were included in the results that INEC announced for the governorship election but the Assembly elections were inconclusive in the same electoral wards, then INEC should also declare the governorship election inconclusive so that we can start afresh.”