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Nigerians in United Kingdom protest against planned rigging of 2019 General elections by the APC Federal Government Nigerians in United Kingdom protest against planned rigging of 2019 General elections by the APC Federal Government

2019: Nigerians in United Kingdom call on the International Community to stop Buhari from mass rigging 

Rivers State indigenes in the United Kingdom   have  protested the planned military interference in the forthcoming 2019 General Election, calling on the international community to check the excesses of  the Federal Government.

The protest which  was powered by the One Million Youths for New Rivers State held at the Nigerian High Commission in London.

The group submitted their petition to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the House of Commons and also briefed the leadership of the Nigerian Community in the United Kingdom.

The protesters who were led by the National Coordinator of One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Hon Ehie Edison and Secretary General, Hon  Major Jack also condemned the use of the Nigerian Armed Forces to intimidate voters and political opponents of the Federal Government.

They further condemned the non implementation of the Ogoni clean up exercise despite the flag off of the process three years ago.

The protesters said they resolved to involve the international community because it is obvious that the Federal Government plans to rig the 2019 elections.

They stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has distributed permanent voters cards to citizens of neighbouring Niger Republic in order to rig the elections.

A spokesman for the protesters also condemned  the fact that the Federal Government drew up an itinerary that prevented Prince Charles of Wales from visiting the oil rich Niger Delta.

They called on the United Kingdom to work with other countries  to ensure free, fair and peaceful polls in 2019.

According to them, President Muhammadu Buhari should not be allowed to use the military to rig the 2019 General election, especially  in Rivers and other Niger Delta States.

The protesters were received by officials of the Nigerian High Commission  to the United Kingdom.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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