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Lagos: OPC, Pro-Jonathan Group Protest Against Jega, INEC Card Readers

Gani Adams

By Ayo Balogun – Lagos – Members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) created scene Monday morning at the 7 – Up end of Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, in Oregun/Alausa area, as they gathered in preparation for anti-Jega protest and pro – rally for the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

OPC members who were believed to have come from different zones in Lagos State and neighbouring States, were seen brandishing weapons such as cutlasses, guns, knives and others and occupied one side of the highway, harassing road users, including motorists and pedestrians.

The ethnic militia group members were also joined with some individuals, in black vest, believed to be FERMA/SURE – P personnel whose yard is located around the old toll gate area.

Their activities occasioned heavy traffic, especially, driving inward Alausa and from Olososun to either Iyana Oworonsoki and Ojota axis, just as the protesters marched from the toll gate through Ikorodu road to the National stadium, Surulere, the venue of the pro-Jonathan rally.

The anti -Jega militia protesters were also seen sharing and distributing flyers and leaflets, highlighting points against the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega as well as why Jonathan deserves re-election into power.

It would be recalled the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) last Friday staged its anti-Jega and card readers protest in some South Eastern States, including: Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and other locations in the zone.

Similarly, the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in a release Sunday announced that it had uncovered a plot by the Jonathan’s Administration of releasing the sum of N9 billion to organize protests against Professor Jega and card reader, to be spearheaded by the ex-militants and ethnic militia groups.


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