Rivers APC storms INEC office, forces commission to shut its door
All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the last general elections Wednesday morning forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shut it’s door.
The candidates who stormed the national secretariat , Abuja demanding an audience with the acting INEC chairman, we’re denied entry by the security personnel.
All entreaties to either allow them to meet with the INEC Chairman inside the commission or she comes out to brief them failed.
The group who came to INEC to demand for the release of the election materials used at the last elections for the prosecution of their cases were stopped by the security.
When the group led by the APC Governorship candidate in the April 11th election , Dakokou Peterside moved close to the commission’s gate, the automated gate was quickly shut and pepper tear gas was sprayed on them including the journalists who came to cover the protest.
The earlier quiet visit aimed to present the request was turned to protest following the tear-gassing of the candidates.
The protest is still on at the time of filling this report and the INEC leadership was yet to meet with them.