The People of Nasarawa have been out on the streets protesting against INEC’s announcement of APC’s Governor Abdullahi Sule as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election.
The people are of the opinion that Dr. Emmanuel David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party was the rightful winner of the election.
Mr. Ombugadu was in a clear lead up until the last minute of the collation before Sule was eventually declared winner.
On Thursday morning, women dressed in black took to the streets to protest against what they’re calling injustice.
The women protested barechested in order to garner attention and show their disapproval of the outcome of the election.
Mr. Sule who has completed his first term has said Abuja people residing in Nasarawa made his re-election bid difficult.
Nudity has sometimes been used as a tactic during a protest to attract media and public attention to a cause, and sometimes promotion of public nudity is itself the objective of a nude protest.
The use of the tactic goes back to well published photos of nude protests by svobodniki in Canada in 1903. The tactic has been used by other groups later in the century, especially after the 1960s.
Like public nudity in general, the cultural and legal acceptance of nudity as a tactic in protest also varies around the world. Some opponents of any public nudity claim that it is indecent, especially when it can be viewed by children; while others argue that it is a legitimate form of expression covered by the right to free speech.
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