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2023 Polls: Why we called for Interim Govt, wrote US, UK – Group
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Mon, 10 Apr 2023   ||   Nigeria,

A group, the Free Nigeria Movement, FNM has revealed why it called for interim government.

The group on Monday said they have made presentations to the United States, United Kingdom, United Nation, ECOWAS and others over the alleged fraudulent nature of the presidential and parliamentary election held on February, 25, 2023.

The group which said they had called for an Interim National Government, ING, insisted that their position hasn’t changed, saying it was unfortunate that some politicians and elements benefitting from the electoral irregularities have misinterpreted it to mean they called for the military take over, stressing that the call was far from that.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Convener of the movement, Dr Moses Paul said the members have been protesting and calling for the cancellation of the presidential election amid threats of attack by political thugs working for the government of the day but said they were not deterred, believing that the right thing ought to be done.

Part of their demands, the Convener said is the “sack, arrest and prosecution of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, cancellation of the presidential election of 25th February, 2023, compensation of all victims of electoral violence, establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Committee in Lagos and other flashpoints of violence.”

He said: “We have made presentations to the governments of the United States, Britain, and country representatives of the United Nations, European Union and ECOWAS Commission.

‘‘We have also held a press conference to clarify our position on the declaration of an Interim National Government when the ill-planned attempt by spin doctors to frame it as a call for a military takeover began to build heat in the polity.

“We have also held national prayers for the nation. But above all, we have maintained a non-violent stance in our bid to seek redress for our demands.”

He said street findings revealed that every citizen said the outcome of the presidential election did not reflect the will of the people, noting that they cannot continue to keep silent.


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