NNPP protest in Abuja brazen affront on democracy – Taraba Group
More groups have continued to condemn recent protests by members of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Taraba State chapter, at the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
One such recent condemnations is coming from a pro-democracy group, Taraba First Group, TFG, which described the protest as a “brazen affront on democracy”
On Monday, Chieftains of the NNPP from Taraba, stormed the premises of INEC in Abuja, demanding a review of the results of the just concluded governorship election in the state.
The group is also seeking the cancellation of the governorship election in Taraba.
But the Taraba First Group, TFG, insists the electorates are prepared to defend their votes.
TFG in a statement made available to newsmen in Jalingo by its Coordinator, Inusa Aliyu, said INEC must not allow any anti-people development with devastating outcomes.
The group said the protest in Abuja is fake and a desperate attempt to upturn the people’s will. ”Why didn’t they carry out the protest in Jalingo, instead they went to Abuja.?’
“Any attempt to touch the people’s wish shall not only be roundly condemned but it shall be vehemently resisted.
“Taraba State had a very transparent election with a clear winner emerging with a large margin if anything, everyone has been expecting congratulatory messages from Professor Sani Yahaya of the NNPP”.
Claiming that the protesters are not from Taraba State, the group said, ”We are amused by this desperation on the part of national NNPP, as a matter of fact, we even doubt if this was sponsored by NNPP Taraba because they know the truth.”
While calling on INEC to remain steadfast, the TFG also asked the NNPP to follow the laid down procedures by approaching an election petition tribunal.