In a recent turn of events, heavy protests have rocked the Nigerian capital of Abuja over alleged electoral malpractices. The protesters, who are mostly youths, have taken to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the conduct of the recent local government elections in the Federal Capital Territory.
The protesters allege that the election was marred by irregularities, including ballot box snatching, vote buying, and intimidation of voters. They have also accused the electoral body of bias and complicity in the irregularities that occurred during the election.
The protest has caused heavy traffic in some parts of the city, with the protesters blocking major roads and causing disruption to businesses and other activities. The police have been deployed to the scene to maintain law and order and prevent the protest from turning violent.
Political analysts have warned that the protest is a reflection of the growing frustration and disillusionment among Nigerian youths with the country’s political system. They have called on the government to address the concerns of the protesters and ensure that future elections are free and fair.