United States of America has sent her congratulatory message to Nigerian Government, particularly the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for a successful conduct of the just concluded Edo state governorship election.
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Congratulations to the people of Edo State on a credible and peaceful governorship election. We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian security services on the positive role they played in the election and commend their work in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.
We recognize the critical role that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu played in promoting peace. We also thank our civil society partners for their invaluable work in upholding democracy and accountability in this election.
The United States remains concerned with reports of some violence that did emerge during the election, and by reports of vote-buying and intimidation of both voters and civil society domestic observers. We will continue to encourage all stakeholders, including INEC, political parties, and the security services, to improve the electoral process in the upcoming Ondo State governorship election.
As a democratic partner of Nigeria, the United States remains committed to working together to achieve our mutual goals of peace and prosperity for the citizens of both our countries.
“Go Back To Your House”! Protesters Block Lagos Monarch’s Convoy (VIDEO)
As the #EndSARS protests continue, Lagos State Monarch, Oba of Epe, was sent back home by protesters who blocked his convoy today.
Epe is a riverine community in Lagos State which is the hometown of Ex governor Ambode.
We Die Here!! Edo People Defy Obaseki’s 24-hour Curfew, Chase Away Policemen (PHOTOS)
Despite the 24 hours curfew imposed by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, Edo people blocked the ugbowo Lagos road.
They also chased away police officers deployed to Uniben main gate this afternoon.
While in Satan Market, Sapele Road, Benin City. Some protesters were seem engaging soldiers in a gun duel. A woman was reportedly shot dead in the process.
BREAKING: Lagos Government Imposes 24-hour Curfew
Following the raging #ENDSARS protests and demonstrations, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a 24-hour curfew.
Sanwo-Olu announced this on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
He said: “As government who is alive to it’s responsibility and has shown commitment to the #EndSars movement,we will not watch and allow anarchy in our state.
“I therefore declare a 24 hour curfew in the state starting from 4pm today,nobody except emergency responders and essential service providers should be found on the streets.”
Details shortly …
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