A coalition of groups advocating for true Democracy in Africa has taken to the streets of London protesting against an alleged list of problems with the February 25 presidential election.
The group reminded the UK government that it spent £5 million during the polls, hence it should show interest in ensuring that the right things were done.
While alleging voters’ suppression and intimidation during the presidential election, the coalition condemned the federal government for showing less attention to the security of voters.
Addressing the protesters at Trafalgar Square in London, the founder of Good Governance Institute (GGI), Marcel Ngogbehei, who led the protest, said the entire world would be affected if Nigeria with over 200 million population is faced with crisis.
“Nigeria has over 200 million people, a crisis in Nigeria will affect the entire world. This is the time that the entire world, this is the time for the international community to get involved.
“It is the people that determine who leads them, not a few individuals. What we are saying is that the people’s vote must count, we must protect the right of the people to choose their leaders, we cannot hand it over to a few individuals.
“What we are saying is that the British government must take interest in ensuring that the right of the citizens to choose their leaders is protected. The British government cannot spend £5 million British taxpayers money in Nigeria and turn the other eye while we have a fictitious election.
“All we are saying is that we need to save Nigeria’s democracy, the Nigerian government has a duty to protect all Nigerians to ensure that they vote, what we witnessed in the February 2023 election was intimidation, while the security agencies and government looked the other way and political thugs took over the streets of the country,” he said