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Obedients in Rivers stage protest over outcome of presidential election

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Some Obedients have staged a protest at the state head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt.

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The protesters had with them placards with different inscriptions, demanding for their mandate to be restored and for the judiciary to do the right thing.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday (today), one of the protesters who identified herself as a “Concerned Frustrated Nigerian Woman”, said they are protesting on behalf of Obedients in Rivers state, in solidarity with those in Nasarawa State and Abuja.

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The woman reiterated that Obedients are rejecting the outcome of the presidential election at the national and the result announced for Rivers State.

”What we bargained was not what was given to us. We say no to that and we are requesting and we are demanding that INEC restore our mandate.

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“That vote was our vote and we need it back. The person we voted for was not the person that was announced as president-elect.” She added.

Another protester who also declined to identify herself said the result for the presidential election did not reflect transparency.

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“I don’t think Nigerians deserve this. We need a better Nigeria. What transpired does not reflect transparency. We need a peaceful Nigeria. We are here for a peaceful process. We want them to respect our constitution.”

The protest commenced while INEC was issuing certificates of return to winners of the national and state elections in the state.

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xandertech reports that no official of INEC came out to address the protesters.

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