Rivers Tribunal: Police Tear Gas Dakuku, APC Top Politicians

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April, 2015 gubernatorial in , Dakuku Peterside, suffered serious stress on Wednesday after Police personnels deployed Tear Gas on him and several other top politicians of the .

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Dakuku alongside top Rivers State All Progressives Congress () politicians were tear gassed during a protest to demand the inspection of the electoral materials used in the state elections.

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The incident took place at at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.

The protesters maintained that they have written several letters to the Rivers Electoral Commission in connection with the issue, but that the commission had refused to yield to their request.

“We the candidates of the All Progressives Congress Rivers State do state that sequel to the filing of our respective petitions, our lawyers proceeded to obtain from the Election Petition sitting in orders for inspection of electoral materials by forensic experts,” they said.

“Following the grant of order and were duly served on the Commission’s Port Harcourt office. Despite the said service and repeated visits and correspondences to the Commission’s but they failed and neglected.

“To allow the enforcement of the order of the Tribunal and no reason have been provided for the refusal of the commission to allow the inspection as ordered by the Tribunal.”

Some of the names of the top politicians who protested are: Senator Magnus Abe, Hon. Andrew Uchendu, OtelemabaGeorge, Igochukwu Aguma, Lucy Odili and Aye Pepple.



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