The 2015 All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Dakuku Peterside was teargased as he protested the alleged injustice of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Dakuku Peterside, the 2015 All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Rivers state was tear gased in Abuja recently.
Dakuku Peterside and his entourage went to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja to protest the alleged injustice of the commission.
Through the protest, Dakuku expressed his displeasure over the refusal of the Resident Commissioner of Rivers State (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, to release the documents used for the election.
The police tear gased the protesters in the bid to prevent them from gaining access into the INEC building.The tear-gas left everybody within the vicinity chocking and coughing, ceaselessly.
Addressing reporters after the incident, Dakuku Peterside said they decided to collectively visit INEC to lay their complaint after the Rivers REC, allegedly refused to give them the documents that were used in the conduct of the elections for them to present at the tribunal.
Before our various petitions were filed, we had through our respective counsels applied to the REC Rivers State for the release of certified true copy of materials used in the conduct of the said elections to enable us prosecute our respective petitions. The law stipulated that we have 180 days within which the petition should be determined but we are being frustrated by the same INEC that caused the whole problem.