Hundreds of demonstrators suspected to be supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were yesterday dispersed by police and soldiers guarding the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, while protesting results collated from 11 local governments areas in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This followed formal declaration of 568,641 votes scored by the APC against 147,270 votes for PDP collated from the 11 out of 14 local government areas.
A source from the ruling APC who pleaded anonymity claimed that the incidence was triggered by a PDP supporter, Malam Jamilu Jams who voluntarily went to the INEC headquarters and allegedly embarked upon posting of a video clip that featured some people as they were busy thumb printing some ballot papers in favour of APC in a Whatsapp internet service to some contacts across Gusau, the state capital.
Another party agent who also did not want his name in print narrated to newsmen that “I personally warned him when I noticed what he was doing, telling him that the posting of such a video clip is capable of igniting crisis in the state.”
The demonstrators, who have begun throwing stones into the INEC premises while singing the songs of PDP, were forcefully chased away by team of policemen and soldiers with tear gas and partly firing live ammunitions into the sky aimed at scaring them away.
Our reporter also witnessed an arrest by the police of a man suspected to have been sending posts outside INEC office, which he shared with hundreds of PDP supporters across Gusau.


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