The faction of the All Progressives Congress loyal to the minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi have marched to the Port Harcourt office of the Independent National Electoral Commission demanding that the commission obeys the stay of the execution order of the Appeal Court.
Recall that the Appeal Court had earlier granted a stay of execution to Architect Tonye Cole and all those that emerged through indirect primaries but were yet to be included on the ballot for the February 16th general elections.
Our correspondent gathered that the supporters had trooped out in their numbers demanding that the commission obeys the court order by relisting those who emerged through indirect primaries on the ballot.
This is coming barely two days after the Supreme Court gave a ruling nullifying the Congresses which produced candidates that emerged through the indirect primaries.
Various placards were seeing with inscriptions such as ‘obey court order by relisting APC on the ballot’ ‘No APC, No elections’
INEC’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Edwin Enabor, addressed the protesters and he informed them that the Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Rivers, Mr Obo Effanga, had not got to the office.
However, they insisted that they not leave until their protest letter was personally handed over to the REC of INEC in Rivers, for onward transmission to the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Moreover, law enforcement agencies are visibly present to maintain law and order.