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Ogun Guber: APC Thugs Attacked Me In My Polling Unit – NNPP Candidate, Ajadi


The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ogun State, Olufemi Ajadi, has claimed that thugs allegedly working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked him in his polling unit.

Naija News reports that the NNPP candidate made ths allegation while speaking with journalists after casting his vote at Ofada, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

He said security operatives were absent at his polling unit during the alleged attack, adding that the hoodlums were dragging guns with his security officer.

The NNP candidate said people couldn’t move around freely without being harassed or intimidated, stressing that the election was not peaceful, free and fair.

He said: “As you can see, we cannot see security everywhere. In my polling unit, where I cast my vote, the APC gathered hoodlums to attack me.

“I’m so disappointed in this country. I’m so disappointed about the leaders that we have. People can’t move around freely to the extent that they were dragging guns with my security. Can you imagine? No, this is not an election.”

Speaking further, Ajadi said the NNPP  has vowed to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the alleged omission of its name from ballot papers used in the state governorship and state assembly elections.

Ajadi claimed the party had earlier written a letter to INEC to ensure the inclusion of his party’s name and the logo on the ballot paper, ahead of the governorship election.

The NNPP candidate expressed disappointment over the conduct of the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state, stressing that the omission of the party’s name has disenfranchised some of his supporters.

He said: “On the ballot paper, I can’t see my party, the NNPP. After writing to INEC, to make amendments before the election and today is an election, we can’t find the name, only the logo.

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“By the grace of God, we are going to court to challenge INEC on reasons why they failed to put our name on the ballot paper. I’m disappointed in INEC.”

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