Connect with us


Agungi, Eti Osa PU: Traditional sacrifice placed allegedly to intimidate voters



Traditional sacrifice in calabash was placed at Ward B polling unit 02, Agungi, Eti-Osa, allegedly to scarce people from exercising their franchise.

Our correspondent reports that no fewer than 1,000 registered voters were unable to vote at their polling unit owing to the traditional sacrifice.

According to the voters, it is to discourage people from voting.

The residence maintained that they were not moved by the development as they were ready to cast their vote.

Aside the fetish practice, it was also observed that no INEC official was around to conduct the voting process.

The angry residents who looked disenfranchised started protesting, stressing that they must be part of the process and would wait for the arrival of the INEC officials.

One of the residents, Mary Ogunleye told our correspondent that some of them were at the polling unit as early as 7.00 a.m.

“Some of us have been as early as 7.00 a.m. and up till now, there is still no INEC official around. We were told that they missed their way.

“We are still here and hoping that they will show up, so that we can cast our vote.

“This sacrifice will not work.

“We heard that the INEC officials missed their way since 8.00 a.m. and are yet to locate our unit as at 2.00 p.m. now,” she said.

Another aggrieved voter, Segun Olopade, said he felt disappointed and tired, after waiting from 8 a.m. and now that it is 2.00 p.m. and no INEC official had shown up.

“You can see the crowd.

“People are quite agitated and angry.

“The sacrifice placed here won’t deter us from voting. This is another way of oppressing voters and it won’t work.

“The drama happening here is insane. How can someone use sacrifice to scare us? This is a disgrace,” he said.

the nation newspaper nigeria today latest

Babajide Awoyinfa And Rukayat Moisemhe

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective. A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour. The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.



Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750
Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750

Website Designed By DEBORIAN.COM, a Nigerian Web Designer and Web Developer -