A group of Nigerians in Diaspora under the aegis of Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria (GCSDN), have rejected the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
The group described the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari as a sham and therefore should be rejected.
The spokesperson of the group, Frederick Odorige, who spoke from Budapest, Hungary, described the election as ill-fated and the worst that he had seen since he was born.
Read an excerpt from his statement below;
The election was marred by killing, apparent rigging, ballot box snatching and destruction of ballot papers by hired thugs. It was highly militarised by soldiers loyal to Muhammadu Buhari.
An election that culminated in the killings of 47 unarmed Nigerians is not an election.
However, despite the rejection of the result, the coalition pointed out that it was important that the disruption of the election by thugs was not schemed by any of the presidential candidates of the new political parties.