2019: Ogun APC, security operatives clash at INEC office

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.Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Yewa Senatorial District, in Ogun State, on Thursday in Abeokuta, the state capital, stormed the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in protest and this led to the exchange of words with security operatives.

The protesters numbering over 200 under the aegis of Masses Against Electoral Fraud, and Yewa Collective Action Movement, were bent on carrying out the action to show displeasure over the alleged irregularities which produced Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of APC in Ogun State.

As early as 8:30am, the protesters bearing anti-APC placards, including “INEC must disqualify Dapo Abiodun” and “Security agencies should investigate Dapo Abiodun”, marched to the INEC office.

They were however barred from getting close to the Commission’s headquarters by a combined team of security agencies, who insisted that the protesters cannot block the road.

While the security agencies were asking them to move or regret their actions, the protesters said they were on a legitimate mission, insisted on going into the INEC office, even as the police and officers of the Department of State Services, DSS, threatened to shoot at them if they do not go back.

It was however gathered that the protesters went ahead with the protest and thereafter proceeded to APC national secretariat.

Ishola Adeshina, spokesperson of the protesters and an APC chieftain, in a chat with newsmen said that “the emergence of Dapo Abiodun is a fraud”.

He called on the chairman of INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu, and the relevant organs of the Commission not to recognise Dapo Abiodun until all cases were settled.

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