Itsekiri youths Friday stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in protest over the addition of two more wards in Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State, DAILY POST can report.
The angry protesters, who came under the auspices of the Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, claimed that INEC decided to add two wards into the existing 10 wards in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, INYC legal adviser, Mr. Shewor Edema stated that INEC cannot decide which court decision to obey.
According to him, “The wards in Warri are 10 and not 12. INEC has no right to select which court decision to obey.
“I am also aware that they are collecting money from the voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, PVC.
“PVC is the power of the people to exercise their right, by doing so they are being disenfranchised.”
One of the protesters, Mrs. Alero Temisan, in a chat with newsmen, claimed that the court had decided that the addition of two more wards to the exiting ten wards be reversed to 10 wards.
“We want 10 wards; no 10 wards, no election in Warri tomorrow.”
Also speaking, Mr. Joseph Otaru declared that, “We are protesting the illegal wards that INEC has imposed on us.
“We are not going to fold our hands, we are ready to fight with our last blood,” Otaru said.
When contacted, the electoral officer, EO in Warri South, Mrs. Okah Grace declined comments on the matter, saying, “I cannot speak on the development.”