Port Harcourt is experiencing heavy protest following the suspension of the announcement of the result of the governorship election in Rivers State.
The protesters, who are worried over the suspension, are calling for immediate completion of the collation and announcement of the results.
Leader of the protest, Jackson Omenazu, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release and announce all the results collated.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Nigeria’s election authorities announced the suspension of activities in volatile opposition-held Rivers State on March 10, citing violence and threats to its staff, as tensions rose in the wake of closely-watched regional elections.
Counting was continuing across the country after the March 9 elections for governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. Results were expected in the coming days.