The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for violence that took place in the last general elections.
“The leading parties were at fault in not reining in acts of violence and intimidation by supporters, and in abusing incumbency at federal and state levels”
“The elections became increasingly marred by violence and intimidation. This harmed the integrity of the electoral process and may deter future participation.”
“Around 150 people died in election-related violence during the campaign period and over the election days. INEC reported attacks on its offices, and also fatalities, abductions and sexual assault against its officials.”
Hynaija recalled that there was violence in Benue, Ebonyi, Imo, Lagos, Kano, Rivers and Akwa Ibom among others.
About 150 people reportedly died according to the EU report.
”Journalists were subject to harassment, and scrutiny of the electoral process was at times compromised with some independent observers obstructed in their work, including by security agencies,” the report stated.