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Ondo: Protesters storm INEC office, ask for election postponement

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Five days to the governorship election in Ondo State, hundreds of youths in the state stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Alagbaka area of Akure, the state capital on Monday, to protest against the call to hold the election on Saturday September 26, 2016. 

The youths were demanding the commission to postpone the election to enable all parties concluded their litigations over issues of candidacy at the courts  


Specifically the youths said the postponement would enable the Appeal Court conclude on the case of the governorship candidacy of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party between the two factional candidates of the party, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede and Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.


Meanwhile, Governor Olusegun Mimiko again met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


This is the second time the governor will be visiting Buhari since the crisis over who the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in the state governorship election is started.

He also met briefly with the President inside his aircraft when he (Buhari) visited Akure, the state capital for the grand finale of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.





About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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