Group vows to occupy Lafia until S’Court do justice on guber dispute in Nasarawa
A group under the auspice of coalition of women groups on Monday, vowed to continue to protest and occupy the streets of Lafia, Nasarawa State capital until the Supreme Court deliver justice on the governorship election dispute between governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Mr. David Ombugado of the People Democratic Party PDP in the state.
The group who matched for over four kilometers, where carrying placards with different inscriptions, Count every vote, protect democracy in Nasarawa State, injustice kills democracy, Appeal Court has failed us, Supreme Court review BVAS records of Gayam and Ciroma Electoral Wards.
Speaking after the protest, one of the protesting women, Helen Dailob said they have been on the streets demanding for their rights since the pronouncement of the governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on the 18th March governorship election.
She said that nobody is sponsoring them and they were doing all this because of the love they have for the state and for better future.
“We are out on a peaceful protest and prayer seeking God’s intervention on our matter and we believe that we will smile at last.
Another woman identified as Mommy Barrau from Akwanga local government area said they transported themselves everyday from Akwanga to Lafia just to ensure that they librate themselves and thier children.
She added that they had voted for David Ombugadu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the March 18 governorship election and not Gov. Abdullahi Sule of All Progressives Congress (APC).
She explained that if votes would not count then what is the essence of wasting tax payers money on conducting elections.
Also speaking Mrs Juliana Affiku from Lafia called on the Supreme Court to review the BVAS records of Gayam and Ciroma Electoral Wards of Lafia before passing its judgment to ensure that justice is seen to have been done.
She appealed to judges of the apex court to safe democracy from collapse and not to succumb to pressure from any person or group of persons to compromise.
Recalls that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on November 23 had set aside the judgment of the tribunal of Oct. 2 and declared Gov. Abdullahi Sule of All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of March 18 governorship election.
Mr. David Ombugado Ombugado of the People Democratic Party (PDP) had since filed an appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of an Appeal Court.