Hundreds of protestors marched to the European Union Office in Abuja to express their displeasure with last week’s reporting on the 2023 general election.
According to the report written by the EU delegation, public trust in the electoral body was badly eroded by the irregularities discovered during the process.
However, the Presidency stressed that the EU Mission’s standards and evaluations have no bearing on the legitimacy and openness of the elections in the country.
The report, according to the large group of demonstrators that surrounded the EU building, is absurd.
They said that the report might destabilise the nation and threaten its security and unity.
Lilian Ogbole, speaking on behalf of the demonstrators, claimed that no election in the world is free from difficulty and disaster.
According to Daily Post, she stated: “We have come to register unequivocally that we are not satisfied with the report of the European Union.
“As a matter of fact, we are of the opinion that the report is not just ridiculous but a deliberate act to slight the Nigerian entity and of course by implication our leaders and the government of Nigeria. We are all Nigerians here.
“I would like to say to you very clearly that there is nowhere election in the world that is devoid of crisis and hitches. Every election comes with its peculiar problems. Nigeria is not an inception.
“Yes, we are aware that the world is a global village, therefore, people from different parts of the world converge in various countries during elections to monitor, observe and make presentations like the EU has done. But what we found unnecessary, what we found not worthy is the manner in which the report was made.”
They urged the EU to immediately rescind the report and produce a new one that would be favourable to Nigeria.