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Saturday, 20 February 2016

APC Youths Force INEC To Suspend Re Run In Imo North



A protest staged youths of the All Progressive Congress, APC at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State forced the commission to suspend the polls scheduled to hold on February 20, 2016.

Hundreds of youths and women  besieged INEC office located along Owerri- Port Harcourt road as early as 7am friday, demanding the removal of some officers of the commission they claimed belong to the opposition, PDP.

Speaking to journalists in Owerri, INEC Administrative secretary, Chinedu Oburunobi said the commission is no longer at ease with the protest of the youths and women, thus necessitated the cancellation of the re- run.

However, an INEC official told this newspaper that security remains a powerful reason why the election in Imo North senatorial district was cancelled.

“ The security report in the area is not encouraging” he said.

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