Members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State on Thursday, February 14 surrounded Rivers headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Aba Road in Port Harcourt protesting for their candidate to be relisted by INEC.
They insist on INEC honouring the judgment of Court of Appeal ordering that its candidates should be relisted for the coming polls. The protesters carried several placards went on chorusing, “No APC, no elections in Rivers State,” The Nation reports. Edwin Enabor, the commission’s head of voter education and publicity, speaking to the protesters, said the Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in the state in person of Obo Effanga,, was yet to report to the office.
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Oji Ngofa, the APC’s Southeast Senatorial District candidate, who doubled as the leader of the protest, in line with his team protesting maintained that they would remain in the spot until their protest letter personally gets to Effanga and then to INEC’s national boss, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Security agents mounted a blockade across the road near INEC’s office in the state. The development, as it is claimed, may be linked with the proposed protest of members of the APC in Rivers following the nullification of the party’s primaries by court order, leading to the exclusion of their candidates from the general polls. Legit reports