Photos: Top Rivers APC members tear gassed at INEC HQ in Abuja


Top members of APC Rivers and state chapter led the party's governorship candidate in the April 11th governorship election, Dakuku Peterside, were tear-gassed at INEC headquarters in Abuja today where they'd staged a protest to demand the release of electoral materials used during the last election for inspection by the party. See more photos after the cut...



The Rivers state electoral tribunal had reportedly granted them permission to inspect the electoral materials used during the governorship election but according to the group, the state's electoral commission had decided to disobey the tribunals directive. Reports say the group who arrived the commission's headquarters at about 8am, got agitated when they were denied access into INEC office. To disperse them , police officers stationed at the commission, tear gassed them.