Supporters of the two leading political parties in Enugu State have stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu as tensions heighten over the collation of the governorship election results.
The supporters of the Labour Party were the first to storm the commission’s office, demanding that the results of the Nkanu East Local Government Area not be accepted over the alleged non-usage of BVAS.
LP maintains that its candidate, Barr. Chijioke Edeoga, won the election.
They alleged that the over 30,000 votes scored by the PDP’s Peter Mbah did not emanate from the votes cast at the various polling units.
According to the LP, only about 15,000 votes were cast in the election.
However, the Daily Post reports that a few minutes later, PDP supporters also gathered at the INEC office, insisting that Mbah should be declared the winner.
The PDP supporters said Mbah should be announced and that the aggrieved parties should go to court.
Both groups have been prevented from advancing into the INEC office by security agencies.
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