28 cases of violence against women recorded during Kogi election ― NGO


The Executive Director Challenge Parenthood Initiative, (CPI) Eunice Agbogun has said that during the just concluded Kogi Governorship election, 28 cases of violence against women were recorded.

Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, on Tuesday, she said that as of 17 November 2019, the hotline received almost 100 calls reporting concerns about the integrity of the electoral process, cases of violence against women in the state and electoral malpractices.

“Our reports show that women voters faced physical violence, threats to life, coercion, intimidation, harassment and vote-buying.

“Attacks by armed thugs and party loyalists as well as tear gassing by security agents, represent 66.7 per cent of…

Source: Nigerian Tribune