- Things seem not to be going smoothly for Rivers state, especially for the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Some aggrieved supporters of the party have blocked the main entrance of INEC's headquarters in the state
- They are insisting that the Court of Appeal's ruling ordering the relisting of their candidates for the coming polls must be obeyed
Several protesters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, on Thursday, February 14, barricaded the entrance of Rivers headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Aba Road in Port Harcourt.
The APC supporters are firm in their position that INEC must obey the Court of Appeal''s judgement ordering that its candidates should be relisted for the coming polls.
Led by the APC's southeast senatorial district's candidate, Oji Ngofa, the protesters carried several placard went on chorusing, “No APC, no elections in Rivers State,” The Nation reports.
On his part, Edwin Enabor, the commission's head of voter education and publicity, speaking to the protesters, said that Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in the state, was yet to report to the office.
However, Ngofa and his protesting team 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.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some police officials on Thursday, February 14, barricaded the entrance to the Rivers state headquarters of INEC in Port Harcourt.
Added to this, 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.
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