SERAP condemns Nigeria’s elections, demands release of detained politicians –

The Socioeconomic Rights and Responsibility Project (SERAP) described Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections across the country as rigged.

Reports of violence, voter suppression and other irregularities have marred elections in many parts of the country, especially Lagos.

In a series of tweets on its Twitter handle, the group condemned the widespread violence in the process.

SERAP also accused politicians of rigging the election and called for the release of opposition politicians allegedly arrested by police in Rivers state.

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It read: “We continue to receive reports of widespread violence and intimidation in multiple states. Sham Election!

“The Buhari government must instruct the police to immediately and unconditionally release opposition candidates and leaders reportedly arrested in Rivers State on Election Day. Impunity must end.

“After years of military dictatorship, Nigerian politicians have made free and fair elections impossible, blatantly violating the Nigerian Constitution and denying people their right to participate. Nigeria deserves better than this.”

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