2023 Election: Voters protest as Soldiers Arrive Oba Elegushi Palace
By Dayo Badmus,
Soldiers have arrived at Oba Elegushi palace after thugs carted away ballot boxes as voters protest at the ongoing 2023 election.
This online platform gathered that the soldiers arrived on the scene with five trucks filled with military men.
The displaced voters in the area have since taken to the street to protest against the attack by the hoodlums while chanting “we must vote.” And in a video shared on social media, the large crowd of voters were seen screaming in excitement as the soldiers arrived on the scene.
Although it was alleged that the hoodlums in the area had shut most of the entrances leading toward the palace, the military was able to still find their way in.
On Saturday afternoon thugs have carted away ballot boxes and chased the presiding officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the area away.
It was also gathered that some voters were injured and beaten, however, no life has been reported lost to the violence in the area.
A resident in the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “The information I’m getting is that the violence erupted outside the Oba’s palace.
”The ballot boxes were snatched and everybody ran away. Thugs are still hanging around the area.”