Sunday, March 29, 2015

APC supporters protest in Rivers, demand fresh election


Supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State have blocked some major roads within Port Harcourt, the state capital, protesting the conduct of the Saturday presidential elections in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Some APC faithful, made up of youths, marched to the INEC headquarters on Aba Road while dozens more loitered around the Government House, waiting to interact with the Governor of the state. Rotimi Amaechi, and other top party stalwarts.

Our correspondent noticed the presence of heavily-armed security officers at INEC office while others patrolled the roads leading into the area.

Two lanes of the road were blocked by two armoured tanks, forcing motorists to drive against traffic on the other two lanes.

The situation resulted into heavy traffic on Aba road and adjoining routes.

Tension remains very high in the area as the protesters declared that election did not take place in most polling units in Rivers yesterday.

They said the only way to resolve the current crisis was to conduct a fresh election in the state.

While they protesters chanted “we want change” continually, some of them raised the alarm that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Nyesom Wike, was being smuggled out of the INEC office.
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