Anarchy! … A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority.
In multiple locations, vehicles
conveying voting materials were attacked and burnt , INEC adhoc staffs were shot, some were wounded
.@inecnigeria if you didn't hear me yesterday, let me repeat myself. My brother was SHOT at and the ballot boxes he was accompanying burned with the vehicle carrying them from Ogbagbede in Kogi state. #Twitter help RT till they see and acknowledge.#inecnigeria #Nigeria https://t.co/wopIkSTRsR
— Ujenyu Joy Sani (@MissGvg) February 26, 2019
INEC office was burnt in Osun State 2 days ago
INEC office was burnt down in IMO state as result collection was going on
Anarchy is a police man watching the destruction of Ballot boxes, burning of people’s votes and can do nothing about it
We've been disenfranchised and we must vote. Thugs came and scattered the whole place. Aggrieved voters protest at Okota. Evelyn Usman gives an update. pic.twitter.com/2stFetjNCS
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) February 23, 2019
To act with Impunity means there is no fear of punishment
INEC returning officer in IMO state Professor Ibeabuchi was allegedly held hostage and given 1 hour to declare Rochas Okorocha the winner in the senatorial elections or lose his life. #impunity.
SAVE OUR SOUL: TWITTER PLS DO YOUR THING NOW! THE LIVE OF THE RETURNING OFFICER IN THE ORLU SENATORIAL DISTRICT IS UNDER THREAT NOW! GOV ROCHAS HAS GIVEN THE MAN ONE HOUR TO EITHER DECLARE HIM AS WINNER OR BE EXECUTED. THE SECURITY FORCES ARE COLLUDING. HE SPOKE TO ME NOW.
— Mazi Chima Amadi Ph.D (@AMADICHIMA) February 25, 2019
Bullion vans were seen entering the compound of APC national leader Tinubu on the day of the election, in any other civilized country, it calls for an investigation- but in Nigeria: here is his reply-
— Gisthabit (@gisthabit) February 23, 2019
In a flash of raw anger, Nigerians in a pack or group strikes out and deliver jungle justice
Demola, allegedly a leader of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), had escaped with his motorcycle after leading some hoodlums to snatch ballot boxes in Okota, he was apprehended and almost stoned to death. his was motorcycle was burnt. He was finally rescued.
A police deputy commisioner on Bayelsa was mobbed for allegedly stealing votes
Video of the Deputy commissioner of Police arrested by civilians, for snatching collated Results on the order of the Gov. Of Bayelsa State, in Brass LGA.#NigeriaDecides2019result pic.twitter.com/5qBJlXSRQn
— Adiaspride (@adiaspride) February 24, 2019
The burning of ballot papers and attack on igbo populated areas of lagos like Okota and Ago ignited bitter racial divide and rhetoric among igbo/yorubas living in Lagos
On a separate note, Not everyone is taking it quite well that the Northern part of Nigeria can deliver the numbers in terms of population. Because the Northerns voted overwhelming for Buhari they were insulted by southerners and called all sorts of names….well, Northerns responded to these insults with the hashtag #iamnorth
Keep hating. We northerners are still going to rule in 2023 In Sha Allah. Let’s see how you guys will rule without our votes. #IAmNorth
— Found you cute so I (@CocoMeena) February 26, 2019
If Buhari eventually wins this election, henceforth no more sympathy for killings in the North, No more giving to any poverty stricken and disease invested beggars or Almajiris from the North. So help me God. #NigeriaDecides2019 #NigeriaDecidesrigged
— Gabriel Olayanju (@GabrielOlayanju) February 25, 2019
From #Nigeria-decides to #INECdecides; As results announcements came in two days later, Nigerians wondered where and how the electoral body manufactured their figures. Inspite of all the discrepancies, ballot box snatching, violence, burnt votes- INEC played blind. They did not call for revotes or recount, they issued no statements and did not address the violence and daylight robbery
Through the chaos…Nigerians would always find humor in something…
The organized voters in VGC, a high brow area in Lagos led some Nigerians to curse poverty
Still on humor through the chaos- Waiting for the Kardshians one twitter user said as Nigerians awaited the votes in Kaduna, Kano , kastina….
The numbers from the north are always a deal breaker.
— Funke Fatai (@Phunkeyyy) February 25, 2019
The true heroes of the day, are those who defied the odds to get involved, to go out and vote or get counted as an INEC rep.
In Enugu State, this lady said no to voter suppresion by showing up with foodflask, her mat and drinking water
Its those votes that did not always go in their favor that caused politicians to act really desperate…
RIP to many unnamed people who lost their lives…
INEC staff killed in portharcourt
Heartbreaking photo of husband of late INEC staff crying over her corpse after she was killed during elections in Rivers pic.twitter.com/ZMxHq8C4P1
— Africonnect.ng news updates (@africonnectng) February 27, 2019
Policeman killed while escorting ballot boxes in Ogun State
Am in tears nw! I just confirmed that The police Man shot in Ogun was my Brother.. CPL Idoko Sunday . May the heavens crown your effort. Rest in peace Bro! #NigeriaDecides2019 #BenueMourns #OtukpaMourns pic.twitter.com/LTaB0U1Yu8
— Ogajimmy(The Official Driver) (@life_OfJimmy) February 25, 2019
Daniel Usuman a student of Kogi State Univeristy was killled by political thugs anyigba Kogi State
#NIGERIA: He went to perform his civil duty yesterday, with his voters' card as his only weapon. He was shot dead in Anyingba, #Kogi state, for insisting on his right to vote for his preferred candidate. His name is Daniel Usman, a first-time voter, aged 19! #NigeriaDecides2019 pic.twitter.com/7NoYwP0kgK
— Nnamdi Obasi (@NnamdiObasi) February 24, 2019
So if someone says #Nextlevel decided. Or congratulations Buhari. Tell them it was one of the bloodiest and most divisive elections in Nigeria’s history. #Goodluckjonathan