Rivers women protest presidential election results –

A group of disaffected women in the Rivers state protested the results of the state’s Feb. 25 presidential election on Wednesday.

The women, dressed in black, cordoned off the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, chanting different songs.

They also displayed placards with inscriptions expressing their grievances.

Placards read “Mahmood Yakubu, resist Vic’s blackmail from you,” “INEC Rivers State not for sale,” “INEC, don’t change our votes,” and “International Electrotechnical Commission Do the right thing once,” and so on.

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All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated three other candidates in the state’s presidential election last month.

He beat his Labor rival Peter Obie, who had 175,071 votes in the state, by 231,591 votes.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates Atiku Abubakar and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) received 88,468 and 1,322 votes respectively.

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