The Mayor Of Port Harcourt Sir Allwell Ihunda and Other PDP Stakeholders In Rivers State Continue Protest At the INEC Office.
The Mayor of Port Harcourt, Sir Allwell Ihunda, together with Rivers State PDP stakeholders continue their protest at the Rivers State INEC office for the third consecutive day.
The PDP plea remains that INEC should allow for an all-inclusive inspection of election materials and the Nigeria Police should take into custody Pastor Tonye Cole for questioning, to unravel how security personnel attached to him shot and killed an unarmed PDP supporter on Monday 3rd April 2023.
Dez Mayorz Media earlier reported that gunshots were heard on Monday when members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State clashed in Port Harcourt, the state capital over the inspection of electoral materials.
Trouble started when the APC Governorship Candidate in the March 18 poll, Tonye Cole, and members of his party arrived at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state capital to inspect materials used in the last election in the state.
However, Cole was not able to access the venue as PDP members were already on the ground at the INEC office before his arrival.
The situation caused pandemonium as the PDP members demanded the joint inspection of election results and the Certified True Copies of result sheets for the just-concluded 2023 general elections.
The PDP protesters had blocked both the waterlines and GRA areas of Aba road, the two major access points to the INEC head office.
Though PDP won the governorship and State Assembly elections,
The protesters believed that their demand would introduce the level of transparency needed to forestall unnecessary litigations and arguments.
Apart from the demand for joint inspection of materials, some inscriptions on the placards displayed during the protest also request INEC to make available the Certified True Copies of results.
Dez Mayorz Report.