Tension in Owerri as PDP supporters protest


Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party protesting the outcome of the governorship election in Imo State went on the rampage in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday.The PDP supporters, who carried placards demanding that Governor Rochas Okorocha should vacate Government House for their candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, stopped and harassed motorists on Okigwe Road.

The crowd of protesters, who were joined by miscreants, also beat up some road users, including commercial tricycle operators that refused to support their cause.

The police arrived at the scene of the protest when it appeared to be getting out of hands and fired teargas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Rochas Okorocha Campaign, Barrister Iheukwumere Alaribe, described the protest by the PDP supporters as a demonstration of their displeasure with the Imo State branch of the Independent National Electoral Commission for failing to deliver the governorship election to the party.

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