Ogun LG Election, NNPP Urges Members To Remain Calm In The Face Of Brazen Provocation:
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) today appealed to its candidates and members to remain calm and exercise caution in the face of the daring provocation resulting from the manipulation of the Saturday 24th July 2021 local council election in Ogun state.
Rising from an emergency meeting at the lagos annex office this morning, the party speaking through its Deputy Publicity Sec Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba urged candidates and members to remain calm and allow the courts do their job. Lamenting that the State Electoral Commission have done unquantifiable damage to our democracy at the local level, Rev Emmanuel insisted that NNPP won several seats and that explains why the Presiding officers in several units were afraid to declare election results at the spot.
Our analysis of the results from almost all the polling units saw our great party coming second behind APC and ahead of PDP indicating that if the APC had allowed a free contest they would have been roundly defeated. “We saw this fraud coming due to excessive control of State Electoral Commissions (due to its enabling laws) by state government and proactively initiated a pre-election matter challenging the validity of the emergence of the APC candidates through the back door after the window for nomination had closed, while the courts are still looking at that, they decided to commit this brazen daylight rape of the very sophisticated people of Ogun state” Rev Emmanuel further said.
The party adviced its members to remain calm and focused on the finishing line which is 2023 as their strength can’t be measured by an election conducted by the fraudulent SIEC any where in Nigeria. “We call on you to be united, put this fraud behind you and wait for the courts to do their job. We would also in addition to the pre-election matter in court proceed to the tribunal not only to challenge the Ward 11, Abeokuta North LG result which returned the NNPP candidate as Councillor-elect but the general conduct of the election and refusal of Presiding Officers to count votes and declare results publically”.
The Ogun people spoke loudly and no doubt have exposed the unacceptability of the APC government as we head to 2023, what NNPP needed now is to consolidate on the gains of this outing which has showed us the love Ogun people have for us.
We urge all to rally round the party leaders across all levels and re-strategise for the future while we continue with the struggle to expunge all sections of the 1999 Constitution that puts the conduct of local elections in the hands of these governors in order to make our democracy blossom.
God bless Ogun State chapter of our great party.
Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba,
Deputy Pub Secretary,