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ELECTION: Rivers APC supporters storm INEC office to protest exclusion as police block commission’s office

Those in PDP are rich men, we in APC are poor people –Amaechi

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State on Thursday morning stormed the office of the state
Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) in Port Harcourt and took over the main gate of the office.

They were protesting the non-inclusion of their candidates in the ballot for Saturday’s and March 2, 2019 elections.

The angry protesters vowed that election would not hold in Rivers should INEC refuse to allow their candidates be part of the exercise.

The development came as a team of policemen had earlier in the morning blocked the entrance of the state INEC headquarters.

The policemen aside cordoning off INEC office, had also mounted a roadblock on the lane close to the commission.

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It was presumed that the blockade was based on the planned protest by APC members.

However, the protesters made their way peacefully to the commission’s gate unhindered.

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