Ondo Elections Protesters invade INEC office [PHOTOS]

The protesters are registering their anger at the choice of Jimoh Ibrahim as the official PDP candidate instead of Eyitayo Jegede.

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A group of protesters in Ondo state have invaded the Akure office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in connection with the upcoming governorship elections.

The protesters are registering their anger at the choice of Jimoh Ibrahim as the official candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) instead of Eyitayo Jegede.

Protesters at INEC office in Ondo state play

Protesters at INEC office in Ondo state

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Jegede is the candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP while Ibrahim is the candidate of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.

“How can people be deprived of the right to elect a candidate of their choice in a democracy? We will protest. Jegede is the authentic candidate of the party. He was selected at a primary which INEC monitored,” Tuyi Adekanmi, President of the Akure Youth Association told journalists at the site of the protest.

“It is not within the power of anybody claiming to be chairman of the State exco of a party to submit any other name as candidate. Many people are angry at being deprived of their choice of candidate. Many people are angry,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Jegede’s appeal against Ibrahim’s candidacy has been adjourned indefinitely by the Court of Appeal.

The Ondo elections will expectedly hold on November 26.

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