Residents of Calabar, Cross River state, took to the streets to protest what they described as “doctored election results”.
According to Premium Times,on March 30 the protesters marched through the major streets of Calabar carrying placards with various inscriptions.
There had been widespread allegations in the state that Governor Liyel Imoke was working hard to manipulate Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
However, on Sunday, March 29, the governor denied the allegations in a statement issued by his press secretary, Christian Ita.
“It was a desperate move by a drowning opposition who wants to remain afloat by holding unto the straw,” the statement said.
He advised anyone who may be dissatisfied with the election results to seek redress at the court.
However, residents of the state took to the streets to protest the election results especially that of the National Assembly.
“This is a governor who couldn’t even deliver his ward. We are going to put a stop to this. The governor has murdered sleep, he can never sleep,” one of the protesters said.
The government of the state has not yet officially reacted to the accusations.
Meanwile, the All Progressives Congress chieftains and members of the party took to the streets of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. They were marching towards the office of the INEC in a peaceful protest and were insisting the electoral body was about to announce a rigged election result in the state.