Gov Nyesom Wike Backs Protest By PDP Supporters Against INEC In Rivers State

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has backed the ongoing protest at the State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The PDP members in the state whose protest at the state INEC office located along Aba/Port Harcourt Expressway has entered a second week are demanding joint inspection of materials used for the 2023 general elections.

The protesters reportedly assaulted Tonye Cole, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state who was on his way to the INEC office to honour a scheduled appointment to obtain documents to enable him challenge the outcome of the governorship elections in the state.

Speaking in a media chat, Mr Wike justified the protest saying they are being extra vigilant because they know what their opponents, apparently referring to APC, are capable of doing.