Rivers State’s INEC Office Reportedly set Ablaze by Political Thugs over Dissatisfaction with Election Process!
According to Punch newspaper, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in the Emouha Local Government Area of Rivers State was set ablaze on Saturday night by individuals believed to be political thugs.
Hundreds of All Progressives Congress(APC) protesters reportedly stormed the INEC office in Port Harcourt on Sunday requesting for a fresh conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers state.
According to the report, the INEC official, who spoke on conditions of anonymity, said:
“I got information from one of our officials that some individuals harassed them before setting the place ablaze on Saturday.
“We are still trying to gather more information on the situation.”
The party supporters, who were led by their governorship, Dakuku Peterside, were seen carrying placards some of which read:
‘‘INEC is an arm of Rivers PDP,’’ ‘‘There was no election in Rivers,’’ ‘‘We must be allowed to vote,’’ and ‘‘INEC, conduct election in Rivers State.’’