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Protesting women besiege INEC office

04 December 2015, 15:02

Lokoja - Scores of women on Thursday took over the office of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) in Lokoja demanding that All Progressives Congress (APC) be declared winner of the Kogi governorship election, reports Vanguard.

Decked in black apparel, the placards carrying women vowed not to vacate the place until INEC rescinds its decision and put things aright.

Also read: Faleke begs court to declare him governor-elect

The women protesters accused INEC of plunging Kogi State into political turmoil and uncertainty, by declaring the victory of the duo of Abubakar Audu and James Abiodun Faleke, of the APC inconclusive.

Spokesperson of the women, Folashade Joseph said INEC created the problem and must hasten to solve it.

A detachment of policemen from the nearby state police headquarters kept close watch to forestall breakdown of peace, because of the already tense situation occasioned by the ‘inconclusive’ poll.

Read more at Vanguard.

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